EXHIBITION: Being·Non-being--The Abstract Art exhibition
CURATOR: Yo Yo Wang
OPENING CEREMONY: 2017.04.28 4pm - 7pm, Fri
EXIHIBITION PERIOD: 2017.04.28 - 06.15
VENUE: LinBART Gallery on the Bund 22E Zhongshan Rd, #303, Shanghai
TEL: +86 021-63268736
In the exhibition, we choose to show the representative of the five contemporary Chinese abstract artists. In Chen Wenji’s picture, there is a 3-D world under the painting which is composed of variety of regular or irregular shapes, with the picture shape and color gradient deepen the visual illusion, which engender a uncertain of reification combine with the exhibition space that cause a metaphysical though. With the color of the superposition, the time traces is solidified in space, Ma Shuqing uses the combination of color and shade create a two-dimensional plane which expand a inward three-dimensional space. The superposition of the color retains the volume of the picture, while showing the audience the physical properties of the pigment itself, the edge of the accumulation of color in the formation of space at the same time contact with the display space. Liu Wentao draws kinds lines of superposition to create a silence and conscious space. In that space, the pure pencil lines incision the space and form shapes, then the forms change according the lines, in the meantime, the shadow which comes from the character of the pencil and the volume composed of lines sculpt something irregular just like sculpture,which leads to a connection between the the drawing space and the real space. The space of Chi Qun is overflow from the flat by the physical property of the pigment and the speciality of the painting tool and the lines. Lines and color consist of flat and turn into a stereoscopic space through rubbing, the space expend with the colorful lines, and the pure lines and colorful overlayer make up a magical space without any narrative. Ju Ting tears into a visible and touchable by the overlapped color, and the original creation way also makes a possibility of image space and display space interaction. Both the mature artists and the young artists all keep a experience attitude for their creation and tend to trigger unconscious thought by simple and pure picture.
The independent development of the form and color advance the birth of abstract art. In term of abstract art, lines and colors construct the language of image and build a space of imagination. Although without concrete object, it contains the spiritual confession of non-objectivity by artists, which makes the importance of space in abstract art. Abstract artists harmonize the contradiction of the picture by rational expression, which is a important way to guide people into abstract concept of vision. Trough time,space and self-art language, abstract artists form their own artistic expression. Although there is no object, but the artistic results of his creation tend to draw the conscious thinking of the viewer, which is the philosophical speculation of abstract painting.
It is not only a control of painting language that artists turn the non-visibility time and space into visible, but also one of the infinite possibility of art. Abstract art intend to initiate a deep thinking from the non-reading picture, the “non-sense” picture space actually pointing to the “meaningful” metaphysical philosophy. As the “Being-Non-being” means the dialectical relationship between the unity of opposites, it also express the artist’s thinking of the dialectical relationship.