A+ Contemporary is pleased to announce that we will hold Zheng Wenxin’s solo exhibition “Pieces of Moments” on 11 November. This exhibition will present Zheng Wenxin’s latest practice in recent two years. Other than releasing her new series of paintings, the exhibition will showcase her trial on sound and video. By A+ Contemporary’s special invitation, the exhibition article is written by curator Yang Zi, providing deeper insights in the changes of Zheng Wenxin’s thoughts on artistic creations. The exhibition continues until 31 December.
The exhibition name “Pieces of Moments” is conceptualized from artist Zheng Wenxin’s sectioning and picking on sounds, images as well as various forms of media. Being different from her past creative thoughts, her new artworks come out of the fragments of usual activities and dynamic ecology on social media platforms. These fragments are selected as exhibiting subjects, alternately presented on canvas. Specifically, the artist herself can be considered as a transfer station. By objectively and orderly collecting, recording her friends' status and public expressions on social network in the form of sounds, texts, images and multimedia, the artist transforms surrounding online media fragmentations into every touch and stroke on canvas.
The process is just as an uninterrupted alternation between virtual and real space, onscreen and off. Zheng Wenxin’s creation is stereoscopic with multiple layers in it. If Temporary Issues (I&II) directly converts images on screen into planar oil paintings and Virtual Engine appropriately records the torrential stream of online social dynamic, the work “Virtual Engine (I&II)”, one of the major paintings presented in this solo exhibition, is more like the artist’s attempt on reflecting the irresistible driven force behind online social media.