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Inner Vision: An Invitational Exhibition of Xingongbi by Seven Artists

 

CityTaipei-Taipei

Duration:13 September – 5 October , 2013

Venue: PING Art Space 

Organizer: Beijing Caissa Culture Communication Co., Ltd.

Participating Artists: Jiang Jian / Zhang Jian /Xu Hualing/ Gao Qian /Qin Ai / Yang Yu /Ma Lingli            

 

 

For this group show we have carefully chosen classic works by representative artists, to present a rich array of their artistic creations. The 60s Generation artist Jiang Ji’an unfolds his creations over a conceptual domain, with the aim of revising structural relations in art. He hopes to promote philosophical scrutiny that will shift Chinese painting in the direction of contemporary art. His Silk Fabric series reflects upon the vested logic and definitions of “painting,” reconfiguring the relations among materials, tools and depicted objects.

 

Among our artists of the 70s Generation, Zhang Jian with his paradoxical scenes to roam between history and present reality, or between seriousness and play. He uses fresh visual experiences, he permeates them with traditional modes, to defend the high-mindedness of classical aesthetics.

 

Xu Hualing’s creations break down the limits of easel-mounted art; they contemplate “selfhood” and reveal the individual’s experience of survival.

 

Qin Ai, behind his tableaux of absurd-looking figures, manifests visual structures that defy the logic of everydayness.

 

Gao Qian draws on his personal history to maintain wary scrutiny over the world of reality, converting disorderly, teeming scenes of modern life into spare, elegant forms.

 

As one of the representatives of the 80s Generation, Yang Yu uses fictive means to convey the grip of memory and lurking secrets of the heart.

 

Ma Lingli has a poetic vision of overlooked beauty in a person’s inner and outer worlds. The practice of all these artists has ceaselessly expanded the dimensions of ink art creation.

 

We hope that we can join with viewers to deepen our understanding of the artists’ motives and trains of thought. We wish to gain a clearer sense of the value orientation and messages conveyed by these artworks. In the temporal flux proceeding from tradition to contemporaneity, we sense the ongoing transmission and infusion of Chinese culture. These ink art images done with careful skill, like precipitates that have settled over the course of time, move us with art’s charismatic power.

 

 (Tr. by Denis Mair)