Painting Skin – Wang Tingting Solo Exhibition 画皮-王婷婷 个展

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Nov 16 2008 – Jan 18 2009
Opening Reception: Nov 16 Sat 4-6pm
 
2008年11月16日 - 2009年1月18日
开幕式: 2008年11月15日 周六 下午4 – 6点
 

“Time disappears in the memory /tactility numb in the iteration /we repeat in numbness /love promised through fingers /fingers are entangled under love /unpossessed struggles with the possessed” – Mavis Fan

FQ Projects is pleased to announce an exhibition called Painting Skin which is also a staged situation built up with interior, paintings on the wall, works on paper and oil on canvas. It leads viewers into an inner world of a girl, the artist, Wang Tingting who belongs to the post 80’s generation. She is growing up in this term which seems peaceful but is actually repressive. Each generation has its own common characteristics, so is Tingting. They want to be grown-ups but being premature knowing the pain coming along with the growing, they try to escape from them, so struggle in the city filled with thorns. They are cool as well as high spirited and full of fervent love, hatred.

Though she is a MA graduate under artist Liu Dahong, She is not like others using thick strokes or realistic portrayal academically to create works, on the contrary, her works using simple artistic lines and a flat surface reflect complicated internal emotions; “bloody, flowers, cold, sweet”, the seemingly illogical use of words are representative of the juxtaposition in her works. These works are full of contradiction and reflect her metamorphosis.

Tingting loves music by Cheer Chen, Mavis Fan and Zhang Xuan. It is better to say she has a spiritual commonality with them than to think she is a fan of these minority singers. They express themselves through music, she uses painting. There are princes and princesses stories, but there are also blood and cold blades. The child like images with long and narrow eyes, smileless and glassy features yet emotional body language is Tingting herself. Painting Skin means paint a skin ourselves, it is superficial and maybe unreal, yet ambiguously it is the realistic appearance of heart. Husk can cheat, heart can’t.

Welcome to the world of Painting Skin.

“时间在回忆中消失/ 触感在重覆中麻木/ 我们在麻木中重覆/ 爱情在指缝间承诺/ 指缝在爱情下交缠/ 没有在拥有中挣扎”—— 范晓萱《回忆》

非青计划在十一月推出的展览”画皮”是一场”情景剧”,由家具、墙面涂鸦以及镜框中的纸本和布面作品营造一个虚拟的场景,引人进入一个女孩的内心世界。这个女孩就是王婷婷——一个属于80后的青年人,她成长于这个看似平和、实为压抑的时期。每一代人都有属于那个时代的特征,婷婷亦是如此,想长大却又不愿意接受伴随着成长一起到来的伤痛——早熟的副作用也在于此。在充满荆棘的城市中长大,他们表面冷酷却对执着之物情绪饱满,不乏爱恨情感。

作为艺术家刘大鸿的研究生,她并不像其他科班毕业的油画系学生用一些厚重的笔触或者写实的手法来创作,相反,她的作品都是一些小品的画作,运用简朴的线条,执意地追求平面效果来直观地表达内心复杂的情感。”血腥、花朵、冷酷、甜蜜”这些看似不搭界的词语频繁的出现在王婷婷的文字中,一如她的画面,充满了矛盾。于是这个女孩就在矛盾中蜕变。

婷婷钟爱陈绮贞、范晓萱、张悬的音乐,与其说她是这些小众歌手的歌迷,倒不如说她与三人有心灵上的共通,她们用音乐来表达丰富的内心世界,而婷婷则通过画笔来表现。她所刻画的也有公主和王子的童话世界,但同时又充满了鲜血与刀刃。画面上的狭长眼睛、没有笑容、表情呆滞但肢体充满情感的孩子是她自己。”画皮”直意为”为自己画一张脸”,悖论是这既是表面的虚假又是内心最真实的显现。皮囊可以骗人,感情不会。

欢迎来到画皮的世界。

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