Art Shenzhen 2017
Artists: Bi Rongrong, Chen Xingye, Jiū Society, Lin Tianmiao, Xiao Jiang, Ye Linghan
Duration: Sep. 15-18. 2017
Venue: Hall 6 Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center
Vanguard Gallery will be presenting the painting, installation and video works of Bi Rongrong, Chen Xingye, Ye Linghan, Xiao Jiang，Lin Tianmiao, Jiū Society in 2017 Art Shenzhen.
Through the study of Chinese painting, Bi Rongrong developed her painting ability, and in the Netherlands she studied painting in a contemporary art context. This, together with the interest in architectural spaces she developed at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, gave Bi Rongrong more freedom in expressing the landscapes and cityscapes around her in rich forms. Combined with a new exhibition environment, these materials are discussed within the context of the artist’s personal life. This is how compositions of colors and spatial structures develop in Bi Rongrong’s distinct style.
Bi Rongrong Untitled Oil on wood 240 x 360 cm 2011
Chen Xingye uses contemporary expression to describe his imagination for the primeval as a modern person, but also for the future. The exaggerated muscular body is undoubtedly the totem of primitive power, and whether there is same relationship between the primeval under the illusion of power and present? These imagined images reflect our self-examination and the balance between ourselves and present environment, reality and nihility, past and future.
Chen Xingye The Depressed Beauty Ink on paper 101 × 67 cm 2017
Jiū Society, Chinese name: 啾. Pinyin: jiū. Meanings: onomatopoetic word, describes the small sounds of animals, whisper. On behalf of kiss. Japanese original “ちゅう”. Jiū are actually unfamiliar with Li Lei and Han Meimei, and Peter、Ann、Sue and Ken are real good friends of Jiū. They are experimental products of reform and opening-up, and are the heirs of diasporic cultural. In the nonsensical hedonism, except for occasional anxiety and suspicion, Jiū feel great. So they try to sound, an uncertain and tiny sound, ” Jiū”.
Jiū Society Jiu Bao Video installation 29” 2015
Lin Tianmiao was born in 1961 in Taiyuan, Shanxi. She graduated from Fine Art Department, Capital Normal University in 1984 and Art Student League, New York in 1989. She was one of the most important representative artists of Chinese contemporary art. In this exhibition as a part of the installation work, the bulb has its specific features and properties; human bones and bones of animal all have value of ‘life’. When bones and tools are “grafted” together, their original features and properties are recombined, as well as creating new cultural value, which also initiate new social thinking.
At the first look on Xiao Jiang’s work, you will be encompassed with the sharp atmosphere. Something are left by his work unsaid, expressing the power in a silent way.Xiao Jiang’s works has drawn its materials from the episode of the movie and real life which is so familiar to people that is easily ignored. Under artist’s unique perspective, they are cut out and recombined. Xiao Jiang takes the inspiration from the reality but structures an absolute fantasy world, leading the audience to dislocated visionary feelings.
Ye Linghan is a representative of Chinese young generation of Hand Drawing Animation and Video artists. His creation focuses on the social issues such as time, space, objects, daily, accidental, and capital, modernity, landscape, symbol, and so on; emphasizes the handling of elements such as narration, structure, rhythm, picture, and music in his creation. In this exhibition, we will show the latest creation of Ye Linghan in 2017 in which Lucy, the new character, acts as the theme of these painting works.
Ye Linghan Lucy, the first upright walking ape to descend from the trees-001 Acrylic on paper 109 x 79 cm 2017