开幕时间：2022.09.24（周六） 16:00 - 18:00
展览时间：2022.09.24 - 2022.10.29
展览地点：北京市朝阳区酒仙桥路 4 号 798 艺术区七星东街
HdM画廊北京空间非常荣幸地宣布我们将于 2022 年 9 月 24 日推出艺术家薛若哲的个展《阻燃》，此次展览是艺术家和画廊展开合作后的第一次个展，届时将展出十余件全新绘画及雕塑作品等。
薛若哲，1987 年生于江苏，2012 年本科毕业于中央美术学院油画系第三工作室，2015 年硕士毕业于英国皇家艺术学院绘画系，曾获得纳威·博斯顿奖，高登-卢顿造型艺术奖，和汤姆·本德海姆具象绘画奖等，并入围了2022年杰出亚洲艺术奖。他的绘画在现实与超现实的边界之间反复穿梭。在刻意限制的、高密度的色调中，他不断地做着减法，技巧高超地将永恒与悬停的特质赋予画面。
韩馨逸，策展人及写作者，1988 年生于湖北十堰，现工作和生活于北京。2011 年毕业于同济大学文化产业管理系，获学士学位。2015 年毕业于中国美术学院当代艺术与社会思想研究所，获硕士学位。目前任职于 UCCA Lab。她的策展及写作实践专注于回应及刺穿现实生活中的虚伪共识及流行观念。
Exhibition: Xue Ruozhe | Fire ResistantOpening: 2022.09.24 (Sat.), 16:00 - 18:00
Duration: 2022.09.24 - 2022.10.29
Location: 798 Art District, No.4 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing
HdM Gallery Beijing Space is pleased to present Xue Ruozhe's solo exhibition "Fire Resistant" on September 24, 2022. This show is the first collaboration between the artist and the gallery. The exhibition will be on display for two months. More than ten new paintings and sculptures have been produced specifically for the occasion.
The concept of this exhibition start from the specific property of a material; Fire Resistant refers to the material itself or the way it is processed to delay the spreading of a fire. This protective process forms an interesting contrast to Xue Ruozhe’s working methodology. In recent years, Xue initiated a precise, poised and intentionally slow approach to the field of figurative painting. The exhibition "Fire Resistant" will present his latest works, including paintings, videos and sculptures.
©HdM GALLERYStil life No.7, acylic on linen, 35x40cm, 2022
As one of the oldest themes in Western painting, portrait, more precisely self-portrait, is a significant theme which is deeply rooted in Xue’s artistic exploration. It is also closely related to the idea of consciousness, perception, identity, and today’s social environment. Artists from Rembrandt to Egon Schiele, Francis Bacon, Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol, and others have put a lot of effort into creating self-portraits and portraits. The figures depicted in many of Xue Ruozhe's works in recent years, and in most of the works in this exhibition, come from the artist’s own circle of friends. But when we reach the boundary between reality and the surreal emanating from his imagination, Xue shows us how he presents portraits in a way that is almost self-dissecting by the use of a mirroring refraction. From the artist's point of view, painting does not necessarily transcribe accurately this era but, consciously or unconsciously, it will definitely reflect the artist's own experience and embody the long history of painting itself. To a certain extent, all paintings are "self-portraits". For Xue Ruozhe, self-portrait is not only a mean of expression, but also an inner monologue. In the two roles of the observer and of the observed, he repeatedly uses a restrained and subtle chromatic palette. Transforming roles, deconstructing spaces, creating depths that can be interpreted through each layer, not just using "Still lives" and "Scenes" that reveal themselves at first glance. "Only by penetrating the visible image can the more essential arrangements in the picture be read: brushstroke running, paint overlay, space alternation." The exhibition is curated by Liya Xinyi Han.©HdM GALLERY
Draw, oil on linen, 120×100cm (L), 100×120cm(R), 2021
Xue Ruozhe was born in Jiangsu in 1987. After studying at the Painting Department of China Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, he graduated from the Painting Programme at the Royal College of Art in London. He has won the Neville Boston Award, Gordon-Luton Fine Art Award, and the Tom Bendheim Prize for Figurative Painting, among others, and was shortlisted for the 2022 Sovereign Asian Art Award. His paintings straddle the thin line between realism and surreal imagery. His canvasses are pervaded by a cryptic atmosphere, skillfully emphasized through the use of limited tones with a great density that casts a sense of timelessness and suspension upon the figures.
Liya Xinyi Han is a curator. Born 1988 in Shiyan, Hubei, China. Now she lives and works in Beijing. She received her BA from Tongji University in Culture Industry Management and her MA in curatorial study at China Academy of Art. She currently works at the UCCA Lab. Her curatorial and writing practice focuses on penetrating and responding to false beliefs or Doxa in our daily life.