展期：2015年3月14日 - 16日
Exhibition Dates: 14 th – 16 th March 2015
（14 th – 15 th: 11am – 7pm 16th: 11am – 5pm ）
VIP Vernissage: 11am - 5 pm, 13 rd March 2015
Address: New Central Harbourfront
Art Central 2015是令人热切期待的全新香港当代艺术展览，网罗了优秀的新晋艺术菁英，以及来自全球知名当代画廊和艺术空间。展会与香港巴塞尔艺术展同期开展，缔造香港当代艺坛最精彩丰盛的艺术周。红门画廊的展位号为：C-1, 期待您莅临！
We are delighted to announce that Red Gate Gallery will be participating in the inaugural art fair of Art Central in Hong Kong from 14 to 16 March 2015 (VIP Preview 13 March 2015). For this Art Central, Red Gate is presenting a selection of works by Chen Jiaye, Jiang Weitao, Li Jinguo, Li Xiaofeng, Shi Zhongying, Liu Qinghe, Ye Sen and Zhang Zhaohui, covering a wide range including sculpture, ink painting, oil painting and printmaking. These nine artists’ distinctive practices illustrate the diversity and dynamics of the current contemporary art scene in China.
Art Central is Hong Kong’s exciting new art fair, showcasing the next generation of talent alongside some of the most established contemporary galleries and art spaces from across the globe. Art Central is Launched by the founders of ART HK and coincides with Art Basel’s Hong Kong edition.
Participating Artists: Chen Jiaye, Jiang Weitao, Li Jinguo, Li Xiaofeng, Shi Zhongying, Liu Qinghe, Ye Sen, Zhang Zhaohui
Chen Jiaye takes classical works by famous painters from the Song and Yuan Dynasties as his inspirational source, but he does not simply replicate these ink paintings in oil. Chen Jiaye uses his refined realistic technique to create the effect that these ancient paintings have been ‘torn up’, ‘crumpled’, ‘burnt’ or ‘soaked’. As he removes a layer of illusion from the works, he creates another illusion, and the sense that the picture expresses fragmentation and incompleteness undoubtedly conveys the artist’s meditation on tradition in a contemporary encounter.
1988 Born in Zhejiang
2008 Graduated from China Central Academy of Fine Arts High School
2012 Graduated from China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Oil Painting
Department (3rd Studio)
2013 Joined Red Gate Gallery
Jiang Weitao is another abstract painter from the younger generation. Jiang asserts his commitment to abstraction and describes his natural arrival at it within the context of traditional Chinese arts. Many of his compositions are dominated by an emphatic horizontality or verticality. The geometric tension of his frameworks is dissipated by the softness of intervening forms and by the gentle bath of delicate colour blends surrounding jewel tones. Jiang is a master colourist with his saturated palette and handling of gradations are an emotional journey in their own right.
1975 Born in Shanghai
2001 Graduated from the Department of Oil Painting, College of Fine Arts, Shanghai University
2007 Joined Red Gate Gallery
Li Jinguo is known for his innovative use of resin. Li takes forms from his personal history, a 1930s style attache case, a traditional bird cage, a past-era torch light, and recasts them in crystal resin, making them both familiar yet fresh.
1978 Born in Chongqing
1988 Graduated From Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts
2005 Graduated From the Sculpture Dept. Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA)
2012 Joined Red Gate Gallery
Considered one of the most original artists in China, Li Xiaofeng is known for his unique use of porcelain shards. Li makes wearable porcelain costume and installation from ceramic shards coming from the Song, Ming, Yuan and Qing dynasties, which are sewn together with a fine metal thread. Some of his projects include a suit jacket and tie as well as a number of mid-length women’s dresses.
1965 Born in Hubei Province
2002 Graduated from Mural Department of Central Academy of Fine Arts
2006 Joined Red Gate Gallery
Since ancient times, makers of Buddha statues and Buddhist icons have rarely bequeathed their names to posterity or left traces of their lives. There are two major reasons for this situation: firstly, the ancient Chinese did not have the concept of “the arts” that we borrowed in modern times from the West, and those artisan sculptors who relied on time-honored craft practices were relegated by the “articulate” to the ranks of craftsmen who vanished among the anonymous mass of the population. Secondly, those who crafted statuary were discrete in their “self-identity as artists”, either because they consigned their work to those who commissioned them or because their work was motivated by religious piety, and so they tended to be obscured by society or by religious appearances, and were not visible to most people. The young contemporary sculptor Shi Zhongying has, however, titled his works “Zhongying’s Icons”; he focuses on aspects of the ‘void’ and ‘reality’ and expresses meaning through Buddhist imagery, so that his work is at one and the same time emptiness and reality, both reality and image. His spiritual experience accumulated over seven years of creative work has resulted in the creation of his own unique style, and for himself and for others he has reconstructed the meaning of “making statuary”.
1975 Born in Yunnan Province
1999 Graduated from the Sculpture Department, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing
2007 Masters Degree in the Sculpture Department, CAFA
2001 Joined Red Gate Gallery
Being one of the leading advocates of contemporary Chinese ink painting, Liu Qinghe has exhibited extensively in China and abroad for over 30 years. Liu employs his traditional and formidable skills in the most masterful way to comment on contemporary Chinese society allowing viewers to easily access his commentary between art and culture.
1961 Born in Tianjin, China
1987 Graduated from the Folk Art Dept., the Central Academy of Fine Arts
1989 Graduated with Masters Degree from the Chinese Painting Dept.,
1992 Residency at the Royal Academy of Fine Art (RAFA) studio in Madrid,
1994 Joined Red Gate Gallery
Ye Sen’s body of work is informed by traditional Chinese philosophies and carving techniques, through which the wood itself expresses its potential to the artist. Ye’s works are as remarkable for their restraint as for their intricacy. Astonishingly, each of his sculptures begins as a single log. By gradually extracting material, the artist reveals independent objects complete with their interconnecting chains, all born of the same wood and never having existed in isolation from one another. The homogeneity of each sculpture’s origin is often a surprising revelation to the viewer that the clean, unadorned surfaces make no attempt to disguise the uniform materiality of the wood.
1971 Born in Liaoning
1998 Graduated from the Print Department of Shenyang Lu Xun Fine Arts
2009 Graduated from Experimental Art Department of the Central Academy
of Fine Arts (CAFA) (Master)
2014 Joined Red Gate Gallery
In comparison with the atmosphere of distance tinged with regret evoked by his earlier paintings, the subject matter in Landscape series works is handled in a way that makes it appear colder and more objective. Zhou Jirong now handles these elements using panoramic shots, printmaker layering, and features of colour printing to overlay iconic architectural images from different perspectives, creating images that seem to have been captured using an unfocused lens. In the layering of images, the tranquil works draw on the meridians of time. The way in which the focal points of perspective are deployed exemplifies their transcendence and, in a certain sense, returns to and echoes the holistic view of objects and the unitary mode of observation that were intrinsic to Chinese traditional painting.
1962 Born in Xin’an, Guizhou Province
1987 Graduated from the Printmaking Dept., Central Academy of Fine Arts
1993 Joined Red Gate Gallery
2003 - 2006 中央美术学院博士生（导师潘公凯）
Zhang Zhaohui is making some of the most abstract kind of ink painting in contemporary China. By purely using the lines and spots, Zhang Zhaohui puts the ink, as a medium, in the most important position in his painting. As he said: ‘In all ink language systems, I extract a line and render it pure and abstract, rejecting any functions related to reproduction and expression. By fully using the softness and pliancy of the brush to reorganize the lines of differing texture, definition, density and concentration into an ink painting fleshes out the rational sense of order in the lines so that they acquire new artistic life.
1965 Born in Beijing
1988 Graduated from Nankai University, Tianjin, Museum Studies in Art
1992 Graduated from China Art Academy, Beijing, MA
1998 Graduated from Bard College, Curatorial Studies in Contemporary Art,
New York, MA degree
2003 - 2006 Central Academy of Fine Arts, Contemporary Art and Culture,
Ph.D. Program, Beijing
2002 Joined Red Gate Gallery