Galaxy – Li Xinhui Solo Exhibition 星河-李新辉个人展

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Opening Event: 5-7PM, August 18th, 2013
Exhibition: August 20th – September 12th , 2013
 
开幕酒会:2013年8月18日 5-7点
展览:2013年8月20日-9月12日
 

FQ Projects is very pleased to present artist Li Xinhui’s solo exhibition: Galaxy . This exhibition celebrates Li Xinhui’s 20th year of his STAR creation along with his solo show in Da Shi Guan in Shanghai.

Li Xinhui said that “With the passage of time, I slowly stopped trying to get the answer of every single question, but I still believed those answers reside in each flickering star.  Every time I took a stick or a rock and drew stars on the red mud, or white sand, on purple cliffs or on cement floors, the mysterious and serene stars would give me a feeling of peace and security.  Placing myself within them, it seems I also became serene and transparent.” Xinhui’s stars use extremely pure colors and seemingly release blazing waves of endless energy. The waves of light flow outwards with the image starting from nowhere and following an invisible track to its origin. The figurative stars are transferred to abstract elements and follow the deepest feeling in his mind. He uses this type of most simple medium to communicate with himself and the world.

This exhibition presents Li Xinhui’s early works  “Hemp” series and “Galaxy” series. These two series, one happened in the turning period when high art meets rebellion; one discusses relationship between individual and collective. All of these works talk to the later Star series that had been developing the last twenty years, they presents a true and honest Li Xinhui. He uses art as a way to widen self awareness, to know and understand himself while he creates art. He takes art as a depuration of the world and a cure of the spirit, slowly, he feels tranquil and happy. All the conflicts that he argued and explored for decades finally have been settled down and being used freely between western and eastern culture.

“When I paint the stars, the starting and the ending point are inevitable, but only the ‘beamline’ of the star released fascinates me.” Li Xinhui said. During the two decade artistic career, it makes people feel the practice and experience gained in the journey are more valuable than the mere final result.

Li Xinhui was born in Kunming in 1970.  He is the first generation of Chinese contemporary art in Yuan Ming Yuan in late 80s. This current exhibition is his first solo respective exhibition in Shanghai and Guangzhou in 2013. He participated in ”Collectors Nominatio” exhibition and “old friend party” group exhibition in 2012, the 2011 “international Art Exchange with Feijia village” and “The Spring of North Europe and Chinese Star Comprehensive”,  “Trust-911 Joint”, “Beyond Painting”, “Trace Painting” art exhibition in Nova Art Space. He planned and host “Yuanmingyuan Modern Youth Art” respective exhibition.  He has a solo show in Gallery of Modern Art in Beijing and participated in “Chinese Modern Art” Joint Exhibition in Brussels.

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Li Xinhui

非青计划非常荣幸举办艺术家李新辉的个人展。这次和上海大石馆联合的二十年回顾展代表着李新辉艺术创作从“星”出发的第20个年头。

李新辉成长于一个充满人文气息的家庭。据其本人所说,“家人都认为我适合学绘画。”小的时候李新辉就喜欢画星星,长大之后,经历了学院的教育和长达十多年的北漂洗礼。20年来,李新辉度过了无数的迷茫,探索,在外部世界与内心深处的不断拉扯与平衡中,他的艺术道路也像螺旋般上升。他通过描绘闪烁的星星,来追逐自己的梦想。

李新辉说:“随着时光的迁移,我渐渐不再对每件事每个疑问刨根问底,但我还是相信答案存在于某个闪烁的星星里,当我用树枝或小石块在红色的泥土、白色的沙子、紫色的岩石或是水泥地上画星星,我便在感觉神秘而宁静的星空给我带来的和平、安宁的心情,而我置身其中,似乎也变的平静而透明。”李新辉的星星用极为单纯的颜色,炙热的波纹传递着无穷尽的能量。持续向外扩散延伸的光波将画面从无到有,又沿着一条看不见的轨迹回到起点。他的星星遵循着内心深处的感觉,把具象的星星形象变成了抽象的元素;他用这种最基本的媒介与自己的内心沟通,与世界进行着交流。

这次的展览同时展出了李新辉的早期作品《麻》系列和《星河》系列。两个系列的作品,一个发生在转折时期,离经叛道的尝试的内心平衡;一个是对于个体和群体关系的更深入的思考。这些作品与后来长时间的星星之路遥相呼应,将这20年来最真实,最坦率的李新辉展示在观者眼前。他把艺术作为拓宽自身意识的途径,在创作的过程之中认识自己,了解自己。他把艺术当作一种对世界的净化和对精神的治愈。慢慢地,李新辉的内心变得平静而愉悦,他不再执着于寻找所有事物的答案,他这么多年来争执,探索的东西终于和解,自由的运用在东西方的艺术之间。

“画星星的时候,开始与结束都是必然的,只有过程中发放出来的光芒是吸引着我的。”他如是说。在李新辉这20年的道路上,越来越让人感受到,过程中的历练往往比结局更为精彩。

李新辉,1970年出生于昆明,是中国第一批北漂的当代艺术家。2013年举办《新•星•路》个人巡回展,2012年参加《中国当代艺术年鉴》收藏家提名展、《老朋友的聚会》群展;2011年于NOVA艺术空间策划主办《费家村2011国际艺术交流展》、《北欧艺术之春与中国之星》、《Trust信任艺术展》、《三界行者》、《流月星辉》;策划、主办《圆明园当代艺术巡回展》;于北京当代美术馆举办《李新辉作品展》并参加布鲁塞尔的《中国当代艺术联展》。

艺术家简介:

– 李新辉

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