This is the young artist Sun Yue’s first show in FQ Projects. There are various
kinds of “emptiness” in her works, most of which formed by natural fall-of of the
materials in the creating process. In Sedimentary Rocks-Ying and Sedimentary
Rocks-Yang, we could see both the forming sedimentation of clay forming into
rocks, and the impact of time on everyone of us. What is accumulating under
such impact? What remains there, the Ying part or the Yang part? In Instant 1,
fragments of porcelain pieces are at the same time a static time-point and also
a dynamic time-line. What is in the in－between space? Those things “slowly
consumed by time”? But are they actually gone? Besides the solid object forms,
what else do we see? Time is linear, a basic concept consented in most societies
nowadays. Life is seen as an irreversible journey from birth to death. There is
the past, the present and the future. The way we live is actually closely related
to our perception of time. “There is no such things as time without
consciousness”, which is to say, time exists essentially in human consciousness.
Sun Yue considers time order-less, flowing and circulating, and regards her
works a game of time and its flow. Her works thus have a strong sense of “in
process”, which is quite obvious in Silent Language series. The reason why she
chooses porcelain to express herself is that it can simulate the natural
sedimentating and weathering and that its irreversible eternity once baked in
kiln, making its timeline look absurd and fascinating.
Dai Mouyu has brought to this exhibition his new ink-pen works, with characters
in them for the first time. The artist says that he needed time to process his
observation and experiences, and he did not want to present them too
subjectively. In Will, there are a line of people with different postures and
different directions. People take and deal with the gap between time and space
in their own ways, some may face it, some may turn away. The view in
Non-mountain is like a mountain yet not a mountain. From the mountain front
to the back, and from the back to the front, what is left is only a vague image.
Drawing lines after lines for years, Mouyu has become more calm and peaceful
and it is probably due to this inner-peace that he brought the tension
underneath the picture to the picture. His creation in the lines is already beyond
spiritual practice, and has become an endless research.
Sun Yue, born in 1989 in Beijing, graduated from Department of Ceramic Design,
Academy of Art & Design of Tsinghua University in 2012, she has got MA degree
of Fine Arts at University of Arts Bremen in 2016, currently study in
Meisterschülerstudium at University of Arts Bremen. Her works have been
exhibited in The First Young Contemporary Ceramic Art Biennale in Beijing in
2016, Anniversary Ceramic Artist Invitation Exhibition, Peter Siemssen
Foundation in Germany and etc.
Dai Mouyu, born in 1975 in Guandong, graduated from Guangzhou Academy of
Fine Arts. He now works and lives in Shanghai. His works have been exhibited in
Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art and many other
countries ie. France, Germany and Taiwan. FQ Projects has exhibited his works
in several ShContemporary Art Fairs, Art14 London art fair, Art Busan,
Shanghai Art in the City in K11 and Art021 in 2014 , as well as six group
exhibitions in FQ Projects.