During the period of Art Basel Hong Kong, Vanguard Gallery is pleased to present works by Yuki Onodera, Song Yuanyuan and Zhu Changquan in the Online Viewing Room of “Art Basel Live: Hong Kong”. Welcome to browse the Basel Online Viewing Room to watch the works from May 19th to May 23rd.
Art Basel Live: Hong Kong Online Viewing Room
May 19, 2pm HKT – May 21, 4pm HKT
May 21, 4pm HKT – May 23, 12 midnight HKT
Yuki Onodera, Annular Eclipse – Bear, Silkprint, 231 × 150 cm, 2007
Yuki Onodera was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1962. Now Lives and works in Pairs. Onodera is an artist who masters photography that takes form in contemporary art. She uses methods such as clipping newspaper, and machining the works while completing her creation using silver salts photography. She uses any possible method to realize her works, whether this means taking photographs with a marble inside her camera, or creating a story out of a legend and traveling to the ends of the earth to shoot it. Onodera’s experimental work, which does not fit within schemas of “photography” often poses two questions: what is photography, and what can be done through it?
Song Yuanyuan, TESSAR-2, acrylic, oil, charcoal on canvas, 305 × 220cm, 2020-2021
Song Yuanyuan was born in 1981 in Shenyang, China. He graduated from Luxun Academy of Fine Arts, Department of Photography, with a B.A. in 2005. Currently he lives and works in Shenyang. Song Yuanyuan’s paintings seemingly depicted mundane surroundings and objects yet they were all settled in an unsettling way. As if there is a vicious gaze peeping the darkest side deep in your soul in Schadenfreude as you are gazing the painting, the feeling of being disposed forces you to hide away and self-inspect. Borrowed online images and photographs taken in daily life as inspirations, Song Yuanyuan has abandoned narrativity in his paintings and trying to depict a sense of emotion through collaging objects. Ordinary objects and grotesque environments, often enclosure spaces with only artificial lighting, formed Song Yuanyuan’s artistic language. His works embody the desire and lure for reality and illusion and the contradictions, which the juxtaposition of these two might create. The conflict between his artistic ideals and the reality becomes an intense yet poetic battle presented on canvas.
Zhu Changquan, Southern Friendship, Markpenon linen, 170 × 100cm, 2020
Zhu Changquan was born in Shandong in 1989. He graduated from the Experimental Image studio, School of Inter-media Art, China Art Academy in 2014. In 2017, he won the special award of the 5th Huayu Youth Award. Currently lives and works in Hangzhou and Shanghai. Recent exhibitions include: History of an Action, OCAT Shenzhen, Shenzhen, China(2019); Zhu Changquan: The History of an Action, 2019, Avenida da Nave Desportiva, Cotai, Macau (2019 solo exhibition); Audiovisual Obstructions, PPPP Space, Beijing, China (2019); The exhibition of annual of contemporary art of China 2018, Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing, China (2019); New Video in China—New Attitude since 2010, Chengdu, China (2018); The Post Southern Song Dyansty, KWM Art center, Beijing, China (2018); PITY PARTY, Sleepcenter, New York, USA (2018); The 5th Huayu Youth Award, Huayu Art Center, Sanya, China (2017); History of an Action, OCAT Shanghai, Shanghai, China (2018 duo exhibition); Head Without Brain, Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai, China (2017 solo exhibition); The New Normal: China, Art, and 2017, UCCA, Beijing, China (2017).