FQ Projects is pleased to announce an exhibition called Painting Skin which is also a staged situation built up with interior, paintings on the wall, works on paper and oil on canvas. It leads viewers into an inner world of a girl, the artist, Wang Tingting who belongs to the post 80’s generation. She is growing up in this term which seems peaceful but is actually repressive. Each generation has its own common characteristics, so is Tingting. They want to be grown-ups but being premature knowing the pain coming along with the growing, they try to escape from them, so struggle in the city filled with thorns. They are cool as well as high spirited and full of fervent love, hatred.
Though she is a MA graduate under artist Liu Dahong, She is not like others using thick strokes or realistic portrayal academically to create works, on the contrary, her works using simple artistic lines and a flat surface reflect complicated internal emotions; “bloody, flowers, cold, sweet”, the seemingly illogical use of words are representative of the juxtaposition in her works. These works are full of contradiction and reflect her metamorphosis.
Tingting loves music by Cheer Chen, Mavis Fan and Zhang Xuan. It is better to say she has a spiritual commonality with them than to think she is a fan of these minority singers. They express themselves through music, she uses painting. There are princes and princesses stories, but there are also blood and cold blades. The child like images with long and narrow eyes, smileless and glassy features yet emotional body language is Tingting herself. Painting Skin means paint a skin ourselves, it is superficial and maybe unreal, yet ambiguously it is the realistic appearance of heart. Husk can cheat, heart can’t.
Welcome to the world of Painting Skin.