物外之纹理——文廣作品展Aloof from Worldly Things - Wen Guang Solo Exhibition
106, Block 3, No.50 Moganshan Road, Shanghai
When I got to know the creative thinking of artist Wen Guang, I was pleasantly surprised to find that this young artist is also a very adventurous experimenter. His creation is free, not trapped by the so-called painting habits and established styles. His creations are also explosive. In his mind, painting is a process of speculative solution and the construction of a new universe.
This exhibition will be a visual conversation between artist Wen Guang and the audience. He has created a new, fascinating and aloof from worldly space with works of sci-fi aesthetics. In this space, he managed to control time with a brush, make the water flow backwards, and to make the clouds still. He ushers the scenes from both the strange and the familiar - the human body flashes in the picture like the waves of a daydream, and "he" may be you; He poured down the canvas; Fog and rain of unknown origin saturate the surfaces of canvases, creating fields of bursting, bright, and complex colors.
If you take a closer look, you will find that Wen Guang's paintings have an airy texture. Those uncertain objects that exist in Wen Guang's fantasy world are brought to life in his writings. This makes the whole series appear sublime and sensual, mystical and direct, chaotic and restrained.
Other than the strong visual experience, Wen Guang's creation is also a process of self-exploration and verification. He is tracing back and forth between himself and the world, reality and fantasy, and trying to find answers in chaos and contradiction. Scattered elements, clever curves loomed in front of our eyes, and stepped color gradients began to complicate spatial perception. And just like that, slowly, the spiritual is torn away from the reality and the symbiotic relationship between reality and fantasy reappears. When consciousness gives birth to a new order from disorder and chaos, the answer he seeks may be somewhere in there.
Influenced by Heidegger's philosophical thinking, Wen Guang emphasizes the concept of "outside of things" in his paintings. Through his creations, he turns abstract theories into entities and becomes a medium for us to explore the unknown world. "It" is in front of you, so dynamic and lifelike that it seems like you can reach out and touch its texture. It is the theme of this exhibition to feel the texture outside the object together with the audience.
Under the philosophical thinking and abstract expression, Wen Guang's works are presented with unique affinity, and at the same time, they are also timeless and full of stories. He positing the artworks’ ontological ambiguity as a means to constantly challenge our perceived realities. This makes it easy for the audience to quickly resonate with it and subconsciously link with the work. And among those abstract symbols and lines, we can also feel his deep concern for the universe, environmental life, technological development and national culture.
In addition, this exhibition will feature Wen Guang's latest NFT works. He achieve a highly visual aesthetics, but he was not satisfied with it. In the past two years, Wen Guang has studied and created cross cultural interests and interdisciplinary modes of art, including NFT digital art works that have recently attracted a lot of attention. He believes that digital art will have an impact on the established art world. Rather than rest on its laurels, Wen Guang is taking a step forward and trying to seek more variability and interest in art.
What kind of “chemical reaction” will occur when NFT work and oil paintings on canvas appear together? What kind of connection will the audience have with Wenguang's NFT work? The world of NFT is complex, full of challenges, and this exhibition will be a brand new experiment of the two sides.
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