Artist Xiao Hong
策展人 ｜ 杜曦云
Curator Du Xiyun
展 期 ｜ 2023.3.11-5.7
Duration 11th March to 7th May 2023
开 幕 ｜ 2023.3.11 4pm
Opening 4 pm, 11th March 2023
地 点 ｜ 林大艺术中心（北京空间）
Location Linda Gallery (Beijing Space)
Painting is the method for Xiao Hong to sort out his soul, the channel for release, and the mirror for examination. While he continued questioning and touching the soul’s truth, he involuntarily turned to abstract painting.
He continuously paints, smears, carves, and draws dots, lines, shapes, and colours on the two-dimensional canvas, uses abstract form to examine the state of the soul/the essence of the world, and seeks a spiritual home/path to redemption. These sharp-edged and desolate images provide viewers with novel visuals and an open imagination space.
In terms of visual charm, Xiao Hong continues to extend his talent: juxtaposing warm and cool colours, contrasting solid and void spaces, and combining lines and surfaces to create a tightly controlled whole after free play. Some of these elements and techniques, which he observed in the Dunhuang murals, have been transformed into visual sighs - sighs for the state of the soul.
布面油画 Oil on canvas，200 x 560 cm（双联画）
显相 No.1 Emergence No.1，2022
布面油画 Oil on canvas，200 x 180 cm
众生相 Appearances of All Living Beings，2020-2022
布面油画 Oil on canvas，48 x 40 cm x 90