Vanguard Gallery is pleased to present Chen Xingye’s solo project at Beijing Contemporary 2021 from 13th to 17th October at booth 3.26.
Artist: CHEN XINGYE
VIP Preview: 2021.10.13, 15:00-19:00; 2021.10.14, 11:00-18:00
Public Days: 2021.10.15-17, 11:00-18:00
Venue: National Agricultural Exhibition Center Hall No.3
The Apes LEAGUE | Black ink on paper | 131.5 x 205 cm | 2021
Hunger: The Sound of the Crowd | Color ink, toner on paper | 56 x 76.5 cm | 2021
Another Instant | Color ink, toner, invisible luminous ink on paper | 101 x 67 cm | 2021
The paintings of Chen Xingye reveal his fascination towards apes, creatures that have mirror effect for human beings. The artist uses contemporary expression to describe his imagination for the primeval age as a modern man, but also for the future. The exaggerated muscular body is undoubtedly the totem of primitive power. Is there same connection between the primeval age and present under the illusion of power? “Ape” is just the object of imagination, thus these imagined images reflect our self-examination and the balance between ourselves and present environment, reality and nihility, past and future.
Chen Xingye was born in Qinhuangdao, Hebei Province in 1987. He graduated from Animation department of Tianjin University. Now works and lives in Beijing. Recent exhibitions include: “High Fidelity”, Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai, China (2020); “Pieces”, Vanguard Gallery, Shanghai, China (2017).