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△ 当怪奇成为新日常 展览现场 Exhibition VIews:
When the Grotesque Becomes the New Normality
The concept of “grotesque” is associated with the idea of being fanciful, weird, inappropriate, unnatural, and surreal. Maybe in the past it was used to define a condition of abnormality, usually associated with marginalized and criticized groups of people. However now, the spread of the virus of Covid-19 has undermined the world order and the “state of emergency” that we are all experiencing reminds us about the importance of human civilization and social life. When we go out and we notice the shadow of God on the surface of the asphalt highway under the scorching sun, when we listen to the messages silently whispered by the plants and when we follow the pure and lovely butterflies to enter the theatre of grotesque, then we no longer lie to ourselves and we gain the courage to face our buried feelings and desires. When the grotesque is no longer considered as the opposite of normality, the condition of being different, extravagant, incongruous is worthy of respect and appreciation. “当怪奇成为新日常”呈现15位艺术家包括绘画、雕塑、装置、影像在内作品四十余件，不明物种的拟态或其本体活性皆传递耐人寻味的叙事。当怪奇以张力拓宽视野与经验的边界，并置和异态生成新的意念，往日无法消解的负担成为新的蜜糖。
When the Grotesque Becomes the New Normality features more than forty works by 15 artists working with a wide range of media spanning paintings, sculptures, installations, and videos. The representation of unknown species and their charming appearance convey intriguing narratives. The grotesque, while expanding the boundary of our vision and experience, generates new ideas through metamorphosis and juxtaposition. In this process, the burden of our daily life that could not be eased in the past, might acquire a new sweetness.
Works Featured-Part 2
2020 毕业于中央美术学院中国画学院，获学士学位2020 graduated from the Chinese Painting Academy of Central Academy of Fine Arts with a bachelor's degreePostgraduate student in CAFA since 2020△ 生命希望 Life Hope 绢本淡彩 银箔 铜箔Light color, silver and copper foils on silk scroll
Zhan Ji'ang's works, characterized by fine brushworks on silk, are in line with Chinese traditional painting both from a material and from a conceptual point of view. The original re-interpretation of the tradition carried out by the artist gives to the works both aesthetic quality and innovative character. The silhouette of the characters is delicate and sharp, revealing a calm, almost Zen-like atmosphere; the use of light and of chiaroscuro reminds the viewers of the technique used by great masters from the past, like Caravaggio and Rembrandt. The characters are surrounded by a dark background and the silver and copper coloured elements depicted around them generate rays of light similar to fireflies at night.△ 逐水漂流 Gone with the River 绢本淡彩 银箔 铜箔Light color, silver and copper foils on silk scroll△ 竹林七贤 Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove 绢本淡彩 银箔 铜箔 Light color, silver and copper foils on silk scroll
Gone with the River is a re-interpretation of Ophelia by the 19th-century British artist John Everett Millais. Ophelia, the protagonist of the original work, in Gone with the River is replaced by a male figure, and the moss and flowers of the previous work are replaced by golden-leaf and white-petaled water lilies. Seven Sages in the Bamboo Grove references the seven sages in the late Wei and early Jin Dynasties. In addition to bamboo, the painting also represents traditional images such as butterflies and plum blossoms. Zhan’s works, despite the use of popular symbols from the tradition, convey to the viewers a sense of unfamiliarity achieved through a creative combination between artistic elements from the East and the West and between tradition and contemporary.
2005 graduated from the Oil Painting Department of Shandong University of Arts2008 further study at the Central Academy of Fine Artscurrently lives and works in Beijing
△ 竹象 No.2 Bamboo Beetle No.2 布面油画 oil on canvas
80 × 60 cm 2017
△ 竹象 No.12 Bamboo Beetle No.12 布面油画 oil on canvas
90 × 60 cm 2019“谈到竹子我们势必想到文人和君子，但竹在中国哲学里其实有更大的意义和作用。用心去读作品时，作品会告知我们它的性格与情绪，而这种无声的信息对一个人、一个空间来说是极为重要的，就像一张天真无邪的脸，让你安静，让你快乐，也会给你带来好运。” （田树兴）"When it comes to bamboo, we tend to think of literati and gentlemen, but bamboo actually has a large variety of meanings in Chinese philosophy. When we examine an artwork closely, the work will disclose its character and emotions, and this silent message is very meaningful for the people and the space around the work, just like an innocent face that makes you quiet, happy, and brings you good luck." (Tian Shuxing)田树兴用油彩描绘水汽氤氲的竹林，竹环、竹节、竹叶是其画面的唯一焦点，背景蓝兴许是天空亦或海面，绿色则可能是青草亦或叶片的缝隙。艺术家通过对物体局部元素的萃取获得带有抽象表现的具象画面，色彩的选用传递安宁的讯号与鲜活的生命力，沉淀、思考与喜悦皆在画中，毋需赘言。Tian Shuxing uses oil paint to depict moist bamboo forest. Bamboo rings, bamboo joints, and bamboo leaves are the main subject matters of his works. The blue background may refer to the sky or the sea, and the green may represent grass or gaps in leaves. The artist, through the creative depiction of details and fragments, represents figurative elements with abstract characteristics. The selection of palettes conveys tranquility and fresh vitality. His works are characterized by joy and contemplation.
刘军利 Liu Junli
2018 毕业于中央美术学院中国画学院材料与表现工作室，获硕士学位2005 graduated from Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts with a bachelor's degree2018 Graduated from the Materials and Expression Studio of the Chinese Painting Academy of the Central Academy of Fine Arts with a master's degreecurrently lives and works in Beijing
△ 园冶 No.5 Yuan Ye No.5 纸本设色 Color on paper
50 × 90 cm 2017
△ 园冶 No.48 Yuan Ye No.48 纸本设色 Color on paper
The series of painting Yuan Ye is named after the book Yuan Ye by Ji Cheng from the Ming Dynasty. In Liu Junli’s paintings, the representation of landscapes with rocks, mountains and water reminds the lines in the book: "Although it is made by human, it looks natural as the objects made by God"; "It's so ingenious as if it was taken directly from Paradise and it goes so well with its surroundings." The natural beauty of rock and trees are all featured in Liu’s works.
Liu Junli's painting are deep and bright: they are characterized by clouds and mists between the pines which give a whirling and blurry visual effect to the whole composition; the objects are as beautiful as words in a poem. The pines give to the viewers a sense of calmness and peace. Light and shadow are represented by the alternation between black and white, as if the whole world doesn’t exist.
△ 山子 No.6 Mount No.6 纸本设色 Color on paper
85 × 118 cm 2020
2020 毕业于山东艺术学院美术学院，获硕士学位硕士1990 born in Jining, Shandong2020 graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts of Shandong University of Arts with a master's degree
currently works and lives in Beijing
△ 萌虎 No.4 Cute Tiger No.4 绢本设色 Color on silk scroll
45 × 35 cm 2020
△ 萌虎系列 Cute Tiger 绢本设色 Color on silk scroll
45 × 35 cm 2020
老虎在中国文学与民间传说中都占据一席之地，《孙子兵法》中有“坐山观虎斗”，《水浒》中谈“武松打虎”，虎在其中均是凶猛危险的象征。高宾宾描绘的虎非同一般，它们拥有逗笑的长相、家猫般的悠闲姿态与无伤大雅的兴趣爱好——同趴在自己脚上的蜘蛛谈笑风生，面带慈母的笑容静观爬行的壁虎。The tiger is an important visual symbol in both Chinese literature and folk culture. In Sun Tzu's Art of War there is a saying "sitting on the mountain to watch two tigers fight", and in Water Margin there is the line “Wu Song fights against the tiger". While in most of the literary work tigers are associated with ferocity and danger, in Gao Binbin’s works tigers are depicted differently. They have a funny look, a laid-back attitude like domestic cats. They are represented talking and laughing with spiders lying on their feet, watching geckos crawling quietly with a smile, etc.艺术家不仅打破观者对虎的刻板印象，且在构图上尝试让绢本水墨画中的动物形象与抽象几何图形发生对话。垂直与水平线条出现在虎的周身，似隔屏窥虎，又似虎仔卧于飞毯上独自嬉游，画里画外皆营造出举重若轻、轻松自在的氛围。The artist not only challenges the viewer's stereotyped vision of tigers, but he also tries to establish a dialogue between the image of the animal and the elements of abstract geometry in the visual composition. The representation of vertical and horizontal lines on their bodies make the tigers look like they are lying on a flying carpet, while giving a relaxed atmosphere to the overall painting.
△ 萌虎系列 Cute Tiger 绢本设色 Color on silk scroll
45 × 35 cm 2020
1995 born in Changsha, Hunan2020 graduated from the School of Plastic Arts of Central Academy of Fine Arts with a bachelor’s degreePostgraduate student in CAFA since 2020
△ 人间烟火-米粉 Worldly 黏土 Clay
《人间烟火-米粉》由黏土制成，真实大小的米粉碗盛着宽度适中的“米粉”，米粉上的配料不再是辣椒葱花香菜，而是微缩的米粉店实景——忙碌的帮厨与伙计，食客一副酒足饭饱的悠闲。Worldly is made of clay. The life-size rice noodle bowl contains “rice noodles" of moderate width; the ingredients of the rice noodles are no longer chili, green onion, coriander, but a representation in miniature of a real scene in a rice noodle shop: busy chefs, buddies, and relaxing diners.许泽邦把作品放置于米粉店的饭桌上，周边是见底的米粉碗和喝空的酒瓶，这不仅是95后年轻艺术家对家乡风土人情、饮食文化真挚的热爱，其对人们辛劳但愉快的劳动生活的关注更是可见一斑。Xu Zebang placed his work on the dining table of a real rice noodle shop, surrounded by empty bowls and wine bottles. The aim of the work is not only to express the sincere love of the young artist for the customs and food culture of his hometown, but also to represent the hard yet happy life of the working class. △ 饭桌上的《人间烟火-米粉》Xu's work Worldly on dining table
1997 graduated from the Fine Arts Department of Henan University1997-1999 Further study in the Assistant Teaching Class of the Mural Painting Department of the Central Academy of Fine Artscurrently lives and works in Beijing
△ 飞 Fly 布面油画 oil on canvas
60 × 60 cm 2020
The little lamb represented in Yang Yuanyuan’s painting represents a kind-hearted but lonely child. In some works, she is depicted while doing homework alone, imagining flowers and birds outside the window; in some other works, she is depicted with a little kitten. Behind the cheerful appearance and the gentle smile, the little lamb hides a sense of confusion about life, a yearning for company and a brave character to grow up alone.
△ 等待 Waiting 布面油画 oil on canvas
57 × 52 cm 2019
△ 石榴籽 Pomegranate Seeds 布面油画 oil on canvas
53 × 53 cm 2020
Yang Yuanyuan pays particular attention to the representation of elements placed on the table. She believes that the objects randomly placed on the table are representative of one’s character and life. These objects carry people’s spiritual connotation and traces of daily life. Through the artist's representation of colour, light and form, all the other elements depicted in the paintings, alongside the little lamb, display a narrative character with a strong emotional connotation.
2004 毕业于哈尔滨师范大学中国画专业，获学士学位2013 毕业于中央美术学院中国画学院材料与表现工作室，获硕士学位1980 born in Harbin, Heilongjiang2004 graduated from Harbin Normal University with a bachelor's degree in Chinese painting2013 graduated from the Material and Performance Studio of the Chinese Painting Academy of the Central Academy of Fine Arts with a master's degreeMember of Chinese Artists AssociationCurrently lives and works in Beijing
△ 丰年 No.1 Bumper Year No.1 纸本设色 Color on paper
42 × 33 cm 2020
△ 礼物-旺小姐 No.2 Gift-Miss Puppy No.2 纸本设色 Color on paper
42 × 33 cm 2019《礼物》系列是艺术家李娜送给小女儿的礼物——宠物小狗、小兔穿着上世纪流行的欧式装扮，在展厅中成为最吸引宝宝们注意的画作。艺术家一笔笔细致地模拟动物纤细的茸毛，每一毫都承载着爱意与耐心，令人感动。李娜的作品提示着，展厅并非只是属于成年人的空间，用娴熟的工笔技法结合温馨的主题，为年幼的观众提供赏心的快乐，何尝不是一件重要的事？The Gifts series is a gift from the artist Li Na to her little daughter. Indeed, those puppies and rabbits dressed in old fashion European style became the most attractive paintings in the exhibition hall for the babies. The artist meticulously recreated the slender hairs of animals with delicate strokes; every stroke carries love and patience, and this is extremely touching. Li Na's work reminds us that an art gallery is not just a space for adults. Isn't it an important thing to use skillful techniques and to represent lovely characters to provide delightful experience to our young audiences?
△ 礼物-兔宝儿 No.4 Gift-Bunny No.4 纸本设色 Color on paper
42 × 33 cm 2020
1988 born in Kaifeng, Henan
2010 graduated from China Academy of Art currently lives and works in Beijing
△ 谢谢你 Thank You 布面油画 oil on canvas
袁贝贝的作品主要包括水彩、油画、雕塑，对她来说，日常生活的细枝末节是珍贵的素材来源，而对司空见惯事物的二度演绎，亦充分展现其丰富的想象世界。她收集路人的哈欠、留神地铁隔壁座位阿姨们的谈话、纪录自己的梦境。袁贝贝的创作如同海滩拾贝，比散落的贝壳更闪耀的，是一副慧眼、一颗恒心。Yuan Beibei's works mainly include watercolors paintings, oil paintings and sculptures. For her, the small details of daily life are sources of inspiration and the representation of common things fully demonstrates her rich world of imagination. She collects the yawns of passers-by and the conversations between aunts sitting next to her in an underground carriage; she also records her own dreams. Yuan Beibei's creative method is like picking up shells on the beach: sharp eyes and patience are more important than the scattered glittering shells.
△ 一串丸子 A Bunch of Meatball 铸铜 Cast Copper
EXHIBITION ON VIEW: WHEN THE GROTESQUE BECOMES THE NEW NORMALITY高宾宾、韩鸿阳、黄莎莉、介隐建筑、刘军利、李娜、吕喆、田树兴、王坚、许泽邦、袁贝贝、杨媛媛、于忠清、詹佶昂、章逸雄Gao Binbin, Han Hongyang, Sally Huang Wong, Zen-in Architects, Liu Junli, Li Na, Lv Zhe, Tian Shuxing, Wang Jian, Xu Zebang, Yuan Beibei, Yang Yuanyuan, Yu Zhongqing, Zhan Ji’ang, Zhang Yixiong展期 Duration 2021.1.29-2021.2.28 10:00-22:00 每天 地点 芳草地画廊 北京市朝阳区东大桥路9号 侨福芳草地 B座LG2-K-14（100020）Venue Parkview Green Art, No. K-14, LG2 Floor, B Tower, Parkview Green FangCaoDi, No. 9 Dongdaqiao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China (100020)
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