To say or not to say——He Yongjun’s solo exhibition
He Yongjun born in 1959 in Jilin province and graduated from Changchun Normal University in 1985. He therefore taught at Yantai University, in Shandong province. Now he lives and works in Heiqiaocun district, Beijing.
Being 3 Gallery
Apr 30th – Jun 28th 2015
Beijing, Cultural and Creative Park at the Number 3 Plastic Factory, 129 Nangao Road, Chaoyang District, BeijingMap
He Yongjun use different media (acrylic and oil painting, wood, paper, installation etc.) with an high grade of technical skills; this put the observer in a state of semi-meditation. In fact the long scroll filled with a multitude of small points traced with pencil represents a sort of meditation, a Buddhist thangka. At other times the points are gashes, still made with pencil on paper, almost to reveal the hidden behind the visible.
It now comes to mind something that my mother and my teacher was tried to teach me: “a line is an infinite series of points”. I never like geometry, but I admit that it is also thanks to her that we can understand the things’ structures. So after the point, the line, that can be considered the core of Chinese art and aesthetic. And He Yongjun, a Chinese artist, cannot avoid to confront himself with his own tradition.