Insider, Outsider 局内人,局外人 Wang Dawei Solo Exhibition

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Exhibition duration: 2014 Nov.25 – 2014 Jan.23
Opening event: 2014 Nov 23, 5-7pm
展期:2014年11月25日— 2015年1月23日
开幕酒会:2014年11月23日下午五点—七点
 

FQ Projects is very pleased to present Wang Dawei solo exhibition – “Insider, Outsider” which will be exhibiting until January 2015.

In the Artist’s own words “I am trying as far as possible to structure scenes and atmospheres from daily life which have brought me true feelings; trying to create a scene which is being both glimpsed at and observed in order to satisfy a lust for myself and the audience into these studies of everyday life”.

Through these newly exhibited works, Wang Dawei continues to explore the use of a water-based medium of painting but in an experimental way through the application of a cement brushed base on the canvas. The inspiration to apply ink wash paint on a layer of cement came from working within his semi derelict studio after an amusing idea to use the exposed concrete walls for recreational ink wash graffiti. This innovative technique received positive critic from Randian’s Editor, Daniel Szehin Ho, in an article reporting on the 2014 Shanghai International Contemporary Art Fair, when these works were first exhibited.

Wang Dawei has taken scenes from his everyday life, observed from his own perspective, and combines them to create large scenes composed of different people, atmospheres and situations from our urban lives. These pieces are composed of all states – some relaxing, some boring or some expecting. The topics of his works are primarily set in the park and focused around the community, depicting scenes of a relaxed state of urban people in their leisure time. The Artist, with his humorous figure painting style, describes a pop culture phenomenon in nowadays people’s urban life. Because he observes daily life with a high degree of sensitivity, yet with a unique perspective and creative expression, his work’s style refers to a certain “absurdity”. This “absurdity” however exists truly in our real lives, just as Albert Camus once mentioned about it, that when people facing difficult and mechanical reality survival, according to a rhythm and the pattern of life to live every day, there must be a certainty of coming out a sense of absurdity.

Wang Dawei, born in 1984 in Shanghai. Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts at Shanghai Normal University in 2009. He has been involved in Shanghai Normal University’s invisible gallery graduation exhibition, the Degas Art Space Art Exhibition, FQ Projects New Generation Art Group Exhibition, Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art “In Between Reality and Fiction” Animamix Biennale, FQ Projects Monologue Group Exhibition, FQ Projects “The People Around Us” solo show, dual solo show of “Shanghai jing, Shan hai jing”, group exhibition of The Avant Garde Diaries Project Space in New York, as well as the Shanghai International Contemporary Art Fair and Art Stage Singapore.

Wang Dawei

非青计划将在11月下旬荣幸展出王大卫新作个展--“局内人,局外人”,展览为期两个月。

“我在画中尽可能的构建这些氛围和场景带给我的真实感受,试图营造出一种窥探到的景象,来满足我和观众一窥自己生活的欲望。”—- 王大卫

此次展览中的新作,王大卫在绘画作品材料上延续了之前对水性材料的探索,实践性地加入水泥作为绘画底层。布面水泥底上水墨画的创作灵感来源于艺术家在自己工作室中毛胚样式的墙面上的涂鸦。对于此种创新手法的创作,燃点主编何思衍在本届上海国际当代艺术博览会的报道中以“十分独特”评论到王大卫的作品。

王大卫以自己生活中的所见所感为创作题材,通过大场景的构图重组再现我们所生活的城市中见到的人们,及他们所处的氛围和状态。这种状态可以是放松的,无聊的,期盼的。作品题材主要取自于公园和生活小区,它们所共同被描绘出了都市人们在闲暇时刻的一种景象和一种放松的状态。艺术家在作品中用他幽默诙谐的人物绘画风格阐述出了当下都市生活中的一种市井文化现象。由于他对都市人的生活观察有着高度的敏感,以其独特的视角和创作手法透出了一丝“荒诞感”。而如此的“荒诞感”又却真实地存在于我们的生活之中,就有如加缪所认为的:“人在面对艰难而机械的现实生存的时候,每天都要按照一个节奏和生活模式来生存,必然要产生出这种荒诞感来。”

王大卫,1984年生,上海人。2009年毕业于上海师范大学美术学院油画系。曾参与上海师范大学无形画廊毕业展,德佳艺术空间艺术展,非青计划新生代艺术群展,上海当代艺术馆《寓意非/现实》动漫美学双年展,非青计划自言自语群展,非青计划《我们身边的人》个展,《上海经,山海经》双个展,纽约新锐作品群展,以及上海国际当代艺术博览会和艺术登陆新加坡博览会等展览。

– 王大卫

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