Victor Segalen physician, anthropologist, writer, sinologist died in mysterious circumstances in the forest of Huelgoat. This place was for him « sacred». Very close from the beauty of the granite geological chaos and poetry works by Segalen, Françoise Livinec’s Gallery exhibit works in silent aesthetics.
On the occasion of Art Stage Singapore 2016, the Gallery will present internationally recongnized artists Li-Xin, Kim Tae Ho, Wei Ligang.
Born in 1973 on the banks of the Yellow River, Li Xin graduated from the Central Institute of Arts and design in Beijing in 1996. Since 2002, he lives and works between France and China. All his childhood was influenced by this huge and powerful rivers , by its visual presence, but also its aromas and its constant flow murmurs .
On the invitation of Pierre -Alexis Dumas, director of Hermes, Li Xin has created a new series of paintings in which one of them was chosen to gird the bottle of perfume inspired by Jean-Claude Ellena‘s journey in China, « Le Jardin de Monsieur Li ».
An ink river waves, across the gray, without beginning or end , on fine paper. A secret landscape emerges from the union paper, ink and water.
Li Xin follows his path away from Pop Art and recycled images, creating a unique pictorial language, nourisched by French influences, it touches the heart and the eternal nature of man.
KIM TAE HO
Born in 1948 in South Korea, Kim Tae Ho studied at Hong Kong University. He belongs to the second generation of Dansaekhwa, a movement that has found its place on the international stage with artists including Park Seo Bo and Lee Ufan.
Kim Tae Ho has been working for 80 years to give the monochrome abstract painting new dimensions, differentiating the Western monochrome by his meditative mind that solicits the body.
Thus in the «Internal rhythm» series that began in the 90s, Kim Tae Ho twenty stacks of acrylic layers using a palette of varied colors, then incise knife squares, destroying material to exhume another to give life to colors. As in a hive, each square is a brilliant microcosm with its own energy.
It is painstaking work that the artist sees as a means of meditation, specifically an aesthetic imbued with Korean values: moderation, vacuum and fermentation who is the fruit of a long ripening.
Born in 1964 in China. First a mathematical genius, then a master of calligraphy, he makes light of this dichotomy to extract himself from his classical training and get his inspiration from Western artists, such as Henri Michaux and Jean Dubuffet. He revolutionized traditional calligraphy to explore new possibilities of creation. He started his own school in Beijing to teach philosophy and invite his students to go beyond the classic codes of Chinese art. His quest is to
express his personal artistic path.
After brilliant Science studies, Wei Ligang re-oriented himself towards modern calligraphy. Like Franz Kline or Jackson Pollock, the artist, setting his canvas on the ground, works on ‘pouring’ techniques. From ‘Huelgoat’s forest’ to his ‘Peacocks’, his work mingles figurative motifs and calligraphy. He emulates the significant function of writing to keep nothing but the abstract essence of drawing. Moving away from nuances of black, he widens the strict
Chinese palette to use blue, pink and gold. The artist draws his inspiration from the legendary forest and from the memory of Segalen, the poet-sinologist. As an artist in residence at The Ecole des Filles Art Space in Huelgoat, he was awarded the Segalen Prize for his piece Ode to Segalen.