Art 021 in Shanghai 2019
2019.11.07 – 2019.11.10
Hunsand Space will participate in the “Art 021 in Shanghai 2019” at booth D06. The exposition will be held from November 7th to November 10th, 2019 at the Shanghai Exhibition Centre. Selected artworks of the following artists will be presented: Chen Zhou, Gao Suodu, Qiu Shijie, Sun Daliang, Tan Yingjie, and Zhu Yingying.
11/07 (Thu), 2pm – 8pm;
11/08 (Fri), 1pm – 8pm;
11/09 (Sat), 11am – 6pm;
11/10 (Sun), 11am – 6pm;
Chen Zhou (b. 1987, Zhejiang) is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice involves cinematic language, painting and writing. He believes the act of labelling is a prison and that freedom resides in that uncertain moment before definition. Whether it is by exploring death in contemporary life, or by deconstructing our existence in a humorous way, Chen Zhou's works revolve around imprisonment and liberation. Always attempting to dismantle restrictive structures, Chen Zhou's works reveal the absurdity of labels and shed light over the uncertainty of today's world. Artworks in this exhibition Forgotten seies will utilise a traditional collage method to combine three-dimentional bones with flat paintings to explore the complicated relation between body and soul.
Gao Suodu (b. 1985, Inner Mongolia) graduated from Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts. He usually uses many different materials to create painting works. He likely to use very childish coloured markers to paint a kind of complicated world of himself is a very surprising method of creation. This exhibition will involve three paintings, A Pinky Peach, Are you still Waiting for me?, Close Shot No.2, in two different materials (acrylic on paper and coloured markers on paper) of the artist, his exploration on painting materials will be continued through a way of depicting daily life objects.
Qiu Shijie (b. 1970, Shandong) is a Post-war and Contemporary artist. Qiu considers the space we are in, the environment we are around and the things we face every day as the basis which makes us; but we cannot entirely comprehend the foundation of which the basis is formed. It's like the formicary deep under the ground - it's there but you cannot have the whole view of it. Only when you impregnate it with cement or metal solution will it be revealed and sensed by us, which then form part of our cognition. The process by which “cognition" is developed is the language explored by Qiu over the recent years. In the artworks called Tree and Chickens that will be shown in the exhibition, Qiu mingled two forms of art (sculpture and installation); this uncovered an existing but unseen phenomenon in our lives in order to study the process of people knowing things.
Sun Daliang (b. 1971, Jiangsu) graduated from Shanghai Theatre Academy. Sun usually uses a huge amount of pure and direct painting methods to put daily images, psychological intentions and semiotics into absurd situations. He not only depicts sexuality, but also suppose to sexuality through characters and objects in his artworks. His works always convey a sense of shy to audiences through a way of vaguely describing details and unfinishedly using colours. However, his paintings methods are still precise that can successfully attract attentions from audiences to artworks. The purity, ambiguity, and precision in his artworks, also his preference to smaller size paintings, lead his works to a feeling of fable stories. The artwork Balls will be presented in the exhibition in a minimalism way; the seven dark balls almost dominating the whole canvas conveys a feeling of that the work is only a corner of another work to audiences, and when we realise a piece of light colour at the left corner of the painting the work really push us to imagine the scence happened out of the artwork.
Tan Yingjie (b. 1992, Hunan) graduated from China Central Academy of Fine Arts. He has paid attention to identities of different people and peoples’ personal expression in common life environment from 2017, and he have gotten on some projects related to the earth; he has created installations based on those space explorations. The artwork named Stand was presented in an installation art project that happened in the Roof Root belonging to Hunsand Space; his use of extremely white colour very infused a duality (copy of the world from traditional Western sculpture and indepth thinkings from modern Minimalist art) into the artwork.
Zhu Yingying (b. 1989, Xi’an) currently lives and works in Beijing. Graduated from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, oil painting department with BA, 2011, and from China Central Academy of Fine Arts, experimental art department with MA, 2014. The media of her works mainly include painting, photography and video. In her painting works, by introducing the reference of photographic images, the delicate relationship between representation and abstraction, image representation and morphological entities is explored. In photography and video projects, she recycled and extracted those abandoned images in the wider social field, continually exploring various narrative ways that images can constitute, the way of photography media carry personal and collective memory, and so on. Three artworks from Dim Pleasure series will be shown in the exhibition, there is a common feature of these three oil paintings; they have shown an image fully filled by vegetations, artist depicted them in a very realistic way but vegetations really messed it up into a kind of abstraction; this can also echo to her long-term research on the relation between real and abstract artworks.