Loners – Wang Dawei Solo Exhibition 孤独者——王大卫个展 2017

E-invitation, LonersOpening:4 – 7pm Saturday, February 18th 2017
Exhibition: February 19th – April 18th 2017
开幕酒会 : 2017年2月18日 4 – 7pm
展览时间:2017年2月19日 – 2017年4月18日

Loners – WANG Dawei’s solo exhibition is the first show FQ Projects presents in the year 2017.This exhibition showcases Dawei’s newest 15 oil paintings and some works on paper he created since he went to stay in the States in 2015.

“People” have always been the main focus in Dawei’s works. He has painted the restlessness, void and depression of urban life, as well as the desire, anger and ignorance of urban dwellers. Observing life and people in life from a third person’s perspective has been the artist’s way of finding and collecting materials. After moving to the USA, his unfamiliarity in language made him going further in inner observing and experiencing. The loner identity pulled him away from real life, let him fully become an outsider in a foreign country.

For example in this new body of work, there are two safeguards relaxing themselves, eating ice-cream cones during a short break in Two Securities No.2; there is a man smoking by himself outside a busy bar in Nightclub. Dawei calls these scenes caught in a flash “momentary reality”. And it is the touch he feels in these brief and careless revealing moments the feeling of reality he has needed all the time.

Dawei records life by painting and he is good at using a wide range of materials from canvas to paper, oil to ink. Most works of this exhibition include the use of collage, reflecting his continuous exploration and mature application of various materials. Compared with former works, his narrativity trait can be seen more obviously: Lines of constructions, as if stretched by wide-angle lens; geometric shapes, appearing repeatedly; images cut by large color hunks. The figures among those lines, shapes and images, with their vague facial expressions, look petty but real, like every lonely self.

非青计划2017年首次展览将带来王大卫新作展——“孤独者”。此次个展将带来王大卫赴美国后的十五幅油画和一些纸本作品,展览从二月十八号开幕到四月十八日结束。

“人”一直是王大卫作品中的主角。在他之前的作品中,描绘过都市生活的浮躁、空虚、压抑,也调侃过都市人的贪、嗔、痴。以第三者的身份观察生活以及生活中的人,是他一直以来寻找素材的方式。到了美国以后,由于语言的生疏,让他有更多的时间去观察和体会,这种孤独者的身份使他从现实生活中抽离出来,彻底让他回归到一个身在异国的局外人。

这次展品中的其中一幅“两个保安(二)”,画面中的两名保安在小憩时吃着甜筒放松。作品“夜店”中的男子在热闹的酒吧门口独自抽烟。这些瞬间捕捉到的镜头——大卫称之为“短暂的真实”,他说:“这种不经意的流露带给他的触动,才是他一直以来最需要的真实感。”

大卫以绘画的方式记录生活,在材料上有各种运用,从布面到纸本,从水墨到油画,这次展出的作品大部分运用到拼贴的手法,也体现了其在材料上的持续探索与成熟运用。与之前作品相比,本次展品中所流露的叙事性特征更加明显,画面中仿佛被广角镜头拉长的建筑线条;重复出现的几何图形;被大块颜色分割的画面,那些被弱化了表情的人物置身其中显得渺小又真实,仿佛是身边每一个孤独的自己。

  • Morning,26cm*31cm,Mixed Media on paper,2016
  • Evensong,24cm*19cm,Mixed Media on paper,2016
  • American Dream,27cm*38cm,Mixed Media on paper,2015
  • Ancestor,35cm*45cm,Mixed Media on paper,2015
  • Echo, 28cm*35cm,Mixed Media on paper,2016
  • Travelers, 35cm*47cm,Mixed Media on paper,2016
  • Swan geese, 25cm*31cm,Mixed Media on paper,2016
  • 18
  • Happy holiday,34cm*56cm,Mixed Media on paper,2015
  • New York BBQ,50cm*60cm,Mixed Media on paper,2016
  • Cross the street,45cm*36cm,Mixed Media on paper,2016
  • 22
  • Dinner,35cm*45cm,Mixed Media on paper,2015
  • Morning,18cm*34cm,Mixed Media on paper,2016
  • 12
  • Horse-farm,27cm*38cm,Mixed Media on paper,2015
  • Spring North,29cm*34cm,Mixed Media on paper,2015
  • Dinner,35cm*55cm,Mixed Media on paper,2015
  • 14
  • 13
  • Park,35cm*45cm,Mixed Media on paper,2015
  • Park,35cm*45cm,Mixed Media on paper,2015
  • 12
  • 4
  • 3
  • Museum,35cm*45cm,Mixed Media on paper,2015
  • Dinner,34cm*45cm,Mixed Media on paper,2015
  • Dinner,27cm*39cm,Mixed Media on paper,2015
  • Like the moon,76cm*100cm,Mixed Media on canvas,2016
  • Resting rock star,76cm*91cm,Mixed Media on canvas,2016
  • Two securities,51cm*61cm,Mixed Media on canvas,2016
  • Midnight,21cm*32cm,Mixed Media on paper,2016
  • Nightclub,40cm*50cm,Mixed Media on canvas,2016
  • New York BBQ,35cm*45cm,Mixed Media on paper,2016