2014 ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair
Booth CB 3-08, 2014 ART021, Shanghai
We are delighted to announce that Red Gate Gallery will be participating in the 2014 ART021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair, from November 12 to 16. For this year’s ART021, Red Gate is presenting a selection of works by Chen Jiaye, Jiang Weitao, Liu Qinghe, Su Xinping, Tan Ping, Ye Sen and Zhang Zhaohui, covering a wide range including sculpture, ink painting, oil painting and printmaking. These seven artists’ distinctive practices illustrate the diversity and dynamics of the current contemporary art scene in China.
Art Fair Schedule
藏家预览 Collectors Preview
2014.11.12 12:00 - 21:00
VIP 预展 VIP Preview
2014.11.13 12:00 - 21:00
公众开放日 Public Days
2014.11.14 - 16 12:00 - 19:00
About the participating Artists and their selected works
陈家业 Chen Jiaye, 墨竹图之二 Ink Bamboo No. 2, 2014, 布面油画 Oil on canvas, 80 x 100 cm
Born in Zhejiang Province, 1988
Chen Jiaye’s works take classical works by famous painters of the period since Song and Yuan Dynasties as their mother lode, but they do not simply replicate these ink paintings in oil, but in acertain sense they restore material presence to these ancient paintings, and on their canvases they explore the various possibilities of their destinies. Chen Jiaye uses his refined realistic technique to create the effect that these ancient paintings have been ‘torn up’, ‘crumpled’, ‘burnt’ or ‘soaked’. At the same time 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.
蒋巍涛 Jiang Weitao, 作品1111 Work 1111, 2011, 布面油画 Oil on canvas, 112 x 82 cm
Born in Shanghai, 1975
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 frame works 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 in the tradition of Henri Matisse. His saturated palette and handling of gradations are an emotional journey in their own right.
刘庆和 Liu Qinghe, 花开 Flowers, 2012, 纸本水墨 Ink on paper, 34 x 34 cm
Born in Tianjin, 1961
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 for midable skills in the most masterful way to comment on contemporary Chinese society ina way which allows viewers to easily access his commentary between art and culture.
苏新平 Su Xinping, 同志2号 Comrade and Toast Series No. 2, 2006, 石版画、手工纸, STPI Handmade white paper, 127 x 102 cm
Born in Inner Mongolia,1960
Su Xinping is one of the leading artists in contemporary print-making. The subject matter of his works includes the people of the inner Mongolian plains, as well as horses, cows, and sheep. Solitary, sometimes randomly supported in space, the dramatically lit figures are vested with cultural significance as well as psychological meaning. Vast silent scenes are tranquil while at the same time seem to question reality.
谭平 Tan Ping, 无题 Untitled, 2005, 套色木刻 Woodblock print, 82 x 116 cm
Born in Hebei Province, 1960
Working with oil painting and prints, Tan Ping is the one of the most prestigious abstract artists in China. Tan developed his interest in abstract expressionism following the "85movement" in mid-1980s. From a global perspective, he combines the different cultures of the East and the West at the same time and space with abstract artistic languages.
叶森 Ye Sen, 分析 Analysis, 2014, 鸡翅木 Jichi wood, 38 x 46 x 13 cm
Born in Liaoning Province, 1971
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 Sen’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 inter connecting 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, not withstanding that the clean, unadorned surfaces make no attempt to disguise the uniform materiality of the wood.
张朝晖 Zhang Zhaohui, 无题之二 Untitled No. 2, 2014, 纸本水墨 Ink on rice paper, 92 x 67 cm
Born in Beijing, 1965
Zhang Zhaohui is making one of the most abstract kinds of ink paintings in the contemporary China. By purely using the lines and spots, Zhang Zhaohui puts the ink, as the isolated 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 while fully using the softness and pliancy of the brush to reorganize the lines of differing texture, definition, density, and concentration into a picture in ink and to flesh out the rational sense of order in the lines so that they acquire new artistic life.’
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