Artists: Zhao Yang, Liu Xiaohui, Sun Xun
Opening: 15th July 2017 16:00-19:00
Duration: 16th July 2017– 27th August 2017 (11:00-18:00, Monday Closed)
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ShanghART Beijing is pleased to announce a group exhibition of artists Zhao Yang, Liu Xiaohui and Sun Xun, opening on July 15, 2017.
As a result of body movements, painting is a synthesis of personal intuition, experience, and memory. For the three artists of this exhibition, painting plays a role of the projection of their external realities, and finishing a work is far from the end of creation. The three artists who were born in 1970, 1975 and 1980 get inspiration respectively from the outside world, developing their personal visual language and methods. The show exhibits their recent works in 2016-2017, the related texts, both of which are like the embedded symbols in the show, reminding us the trajectory of artists’ recent thinking.
ZHAO Yang (b.1970)
Zhao Yang has always dealing with his personal memory that buried in the collective subconscious through painting. His experience of ink painting also brings his works to another dimension. In the works of this exhibition, the characters in nature (mountains, forests or river and sea) are sketched out. These blurry images are like entrances to the secrets of the paintings, revealing the poetic clarity and unspeakable time.
LIU Xiaohui (b.1975)
In Liu Xiaohui's recent works, the characters' image, identity and the narration are becoming increasingly blurred. From drawing backs of women, the artist now focuses on to the figures and their reflections from mirror, these framed people have an action between wearing and tearing. The action here is like the artist’s movement of painting, lingering between starting and finishing. The exercise of the practice and scrutiny has become his working habit.
SUN Xun (b.1980)
Sun Xun has always maintained a parallel state in the conversion of medias. For the artists, prints not only play the horns for his animation, but rather unfold their self-sustaining narrative. In 2016, as the artist of Audemars Piguet Art Commission, Sun Xun exhibited his series work Time Spy in Miami Beach for the first time. The animation of the work will also be screened for public at Time Square in New York in July 7th, 2017. In this work, many of the images from different cultures and histories meet in a reconstructed time and space, making the prints as a prolonged absurd drama, and directly refers to the historical reality. For the artist, the animation is another dimension of the way of painting.
ZHAO Yang, born in Jilin province 1970. He graduated from the China Academy of Fine Art, Hang Zhou in 1995. He currently lives and works in Beijing, his recent exhibitions include: Zhao Yang: In Between, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, TNUA, Taipei, China (2016); Zao by ZHAO Yang, ShanghART H-Space & ShanghART (M50), Shanghai (2016); Holzwege, ShanghART, Shanghai (2016); China 8, Contemporary Art from China at the Rhine and Ruhr, Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany (2015); Une histoire: art, architecture, design des années 1980 à nos jours, Collections contemporaines, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France(2015) ,etc.
LIU Xiaohui, born in Shandong province in 1975 and graduated from Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) with a master degree in 2010. He currently teaches at the Mural Painting Department of CAFA in Beijing. His recent exhibitions include: Liu Xiaohui: The Mystery of Sisyphus, Antenna Space, Shanghai (2015); The Garden of Forking Paths- Tracks and Intersections of 15 Artists, Shanghai Gallery of Arts, Shanghai (2015); Liu Xiaohui: Labour, Antenna Space, Shanghai (2014); Liu Xiaohui, Eastation Gallery, Beijing (2013), etc.
SUN Xun, born in 1980 in Liaoning Province. He graduated from the Print-making Department of the China Academy of Fine Art in 2005 and established π Animation Studio in 2006. He currently lives and works in Beijing. His recent exhibitions include: Sun Xun: Reconstruction of the Universe, 2016 Audemars Piguet Art Commission, Art Basel in Miami Beach, USA (2016); The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative at the Guggenheim, Tales of Our Time, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, U.S.A. (2016); Sun Xun: Prediction Laboratory, Yuz Museum, Shanghai (2016); Sun Xun: Unfounded Predictions, ShanghART, Singapore (2015); Sun Xun: Republic of Jing Bang, a Country Based on Whale, Holland Animation Film Festival&City Hall, Utrecht, The Netherlands (2015), etc.
Related Artists: LIU XIAOHUI 刘晓辉 SUN XUN 孙逊 ZHAO YANG 赵洋