EGG Gallery is pleased to announce the two solo exhibition "Upon View" by artists Ge Ziyu and Zhang Xiaodong. They will be on view from September 17, 2022 to November 20, 2022. This exhibition will present the new works of these two artists in recent years, and communicate with each other through art in the "view"."View", as a subject verb, is an epistemological perspective that suspends the essence, and belongs to one of the three major philosophical domains. It emphasizes the refusal of the reality of “noumenon” and only explores knowledge itself (a theory of "how to view"), and makes "view" an epistemological game that represents the world. This kind of world outlook suspends the question of essence: in the East, it has evolved into consciousness-only-ism; in modern times West, the existence of "concept" is considered to be prior toessence. But they show the same result in different ways: different ways of "viewing" determine the appearance of different representational worlds.Artist Ge Ziyu, with the cold abstraction of light perception sequence, shows us the virtual and real realm of "view", and opens up the depth of "view" pointing directly to the physical properties of light and shadow in the multi-dimensional transformation of mind and nature between subjectivity and objectivity image space. Zhang Xiaodong, an artist who is the intangible inheritor of the dragon scale costume, discovered the infinitely changing world contained in the flipping and agile "pages" in the complex and sophisticated practice of royal binding in the Tang Dynasty, and merged it with the theme of Eastern religious paintings to create a new world of "book pages", with the aim of open up new ways of seeing spiritually. The two different "views" both show the artistic direction of measuring the world from an oriental perspective. Bypassing the suspension of ontological agnosticism, it also turns "view" into a kind of “pure”, a kind of "as is-ism", opening and releasing the individual -centered view that leads to the spiritual realm and the world of representation. Art works as a kind of connector based on the senses and the soul, and artists Ge Ziyu and Zhang Xiaodong have jointly launched a fresh journey into the realm of "view".
Ge Ziyu (b. in Anhui Province, China) graduated from the Department of Art of Donghua University and Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA). He currently lives and works in Beijing and Wuxi. Ge Ziyu investigates materiality, abstraction, and perception through the subtle relation between light and space and precisely geometric paintings that he made.
Ge’s works have been featured in exhibitions at multiple galleries and art institutions including Walker Art Center, Singapore Contemporary Art Museum, Chi K11 Art Museum, Overseas Chinese Contemporary Art Gallery in Chongqing, Himalaya Art Museum, EGG Gallery, Linda Art Center, PIFO Gallery, Hive Art Center, etc. In 2018, the China Collectors Association-Contemporary Art Collection Committee conferred the artist the honorary award of "The Most Market Potential Contemporary Artist in China" in the Bird's Nest in Beijing.
His works are collected by institutions and private collectors in the United States, Italy, Britain, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, and other countries and regions: Cushman & Wakefield headquarters in China, Foster + Partners: Architectural Design and Engineering Firm, Wenheyou Art Museum, Jupiter Museum of Art, Major Shareholder of Max Mara, Director of Taipei Contemporary Art Association, K11 Shanghai Executive Director, Senior Chinese Art Collector Liu Gang, etc. Ge Ziyu ‘The nine Gates of light elements03’Composite materials 65x100cm 2022Ge Ziyu ‘The nine Gates of light elements02’Composite materials 64x74cm 2021Zhang Xiaodong (born 1981), pioneer of Qian Ye art (Thousand pages art) is a handmade book artist and an inheritor of the intangible cultural heritage of dragon scale binding. Some of the selected exhibitions include China Japan South Korea Book Binding Exhibition, Dragon Costume Seoul Design Square (2016, Seoul, South Korea), World Handmade Book Exhibition (2017, California, US), first stop of the Waves-Art international tour, Venice Art Biennale (2019, Venice, Italy), Dunhuang Lotus Grottoes (2021, Nanjing, China). His work is part of the following collections including Artron Art Center Shenzhen, King’s College London, Kingswood School, Crafts on Peel Foundation, and National Library of China.Zhang Xiaodong‘Dunhuang by Chiba2’Custom rice paper mineral pigment acrylic wood 180x80cm 2022Zhang Xiaodong‘Half and half’Custom rice paper mineral pigment 180x94.7cm 2022
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