This solo show, is like a ‘trial’ where Gao Lei’s artworks become ‘evidences’ linking each other driven by the clues artist sets forward in the exhibition, guiding to a valid or invalided ‘confession’. These clues act as the ‘enzyme’ activating the energies gathered during the formation of the artworks, changing the original context of creation, where finally a new ‘specialistic’ truth is produced as an outcome of catalytic reaction. All pictures courtesy of Gao Lei and Arario Gallery.
By Lucille Enel on November 30, 2017
By Lucille Enel on August 9, 2017
Here some view of Zhang Yunyao’s solo show at Perrotin Hong Kong “Nec Spe Nec Metu” and of “Skin, Gesture, Body” in Don Gallery’s new space in Shanghai. The young emerging artist Zhang Yunyao was born in Shanghai in 1985 and graduated from the Department of Oil Painting, Academy of Fine Arts at Shanghai Normal University in 2007.
By Lucille Enel on April 18, 2017
“Gao Lei”, the artist’s eponymously named solo exhibition at Asia Art Center Taipei II. Spanning installation, photography, painting and other mediums, Gao Lei’s works deconstruct, displace, and amalgamate everyday objects to subvert their respective social roles, meandering through order and chaos, discreteness and ambiguity, through a field of alienation. Gao Lei was born in 1980 in Changsha. Graduated in 2006 from the Central Academy of Fine Arts with a BA in Digital Media, Gao Lei currently lives and works in Shanghai.
By Lucille Enel on March 29, 2017
Malaga’s Centre of Contemporary Art is exhibiting the work of Jia Aili, currently one of the most outstanding emerging Chinese artists. With almost thirty paintings, the exhibition covers ten years of the artist’s creations. Jia Aili’s work reflects the dramatic changes in contemporary Chinese society. The artist juxtaposes contemporary features with a traditional figurative style.
By Lucille Enel on October 20, 2016
By Lucille Enel on October 8, 2016
De la peinture, is the Chinese painter Yan Heng’s second solo exhibition at Galerie Sator in Paris. For the past few year, the artist has been developing a style of painting getting closer to installation. However Yan Heng chose for this exhibition to come back to the “pure” exercice of painting, showing a brand new series of works focusing on this medium.
By Lucille Enel on September 6, 2016
Wilderness” is Gao Lei’s third solo exhibition at White Space Beijing. At the occasion, he is presenting a series of brand-new works, including installations, paintings and photographs which show once again the artist’s mastery of various mediums and materials. The exhibition is running until October 16th. Featured image © White Space Beijing
By Lucille Enel on May 16, 2016
The various works displayed in Pause, whether it’s images produced as extensions of the manipulation and mutation of plant shapes (cactuses), paintings that result from the three-dimensional progression between surfaces and the space as a whole, or sculptural works that lie scattered and weave through the exhibition space, all these allude to the erosion of individual serenity as a result of modern civilization’s rapid progress. Featured image: Wave by Zhang Ruyi
By Lucille Enel on May 2, 2016
By Lucille Enel on March 16, 2016
K11 Museum in Shanghai presented an exhibition gathering more than 50 Chinese artists mainly Young Artists in an exhibition called WE. Among the artists exhibiting their works : Bi Rongrong, Chen Wei, Gao Lei, Guan Xiao, Lin Ke, Liu Chuang, Liu Ren, Su Chang, Zhang Ding, Zhang Ruyi, Zhang Yunyao, Zheng Huan. Featured Image : Perfumed soap by Zhang Ruyi
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