ShanghART Beijing is pleased to announce “Somewhere”, an exhibition of HAN Feng's new works. This exhibition will be on view from March 17th to April 21st, 2017.
As HAN Feng’s first exhibition in Beijing, this exhibition features Han Feng’s latest painting works and installation works, including those installation works that were planned to carry out during the residency program in the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester, England.
The installation works, by stretching and transforming the daily view of the running clock and the up-going staircase, liberate viewers from their regular state in a new context, adjusting the viewpoint subtly and drawing people into multiple metaphors – it is now and then; it is finite and infinite.
And these multiple metaphors have left their trace in many of his works. He depicts this threedimensional reality with those planar traces typically belonged to those two-dimensional works. In those previous paintings, highway, tunnel and corridor, these were imagery pointing to many possible metaphors. In this exhibition, those irregular frames rekindle our attention on the effect of viewpoint on the definition of the concept. Moving in front of the painting awakens us to the limitation and the uncertainty produced by that definite concept.
The “ATM”, “Stadium”, “Gold Mine” and “Vortex” of “Somewhere” series unearthed an order of tiering and enlarging, and discovered a field of attraction and self-cycling. Then, in the concealment of the ordonnance, we see the emerging power; and behind the chaotic surface of the world, we see the eternal order.
Han Feng was born in Harbin in 1972, graduated from Shanghai University of Art, MA. Now lives and works in Shanghai.
Solo exhibitions include: “Han Feng”, ShanghART(M50), Shanghai (2014); “Han Feng Solo Show”, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester, U.K. (2012);
Part of group exhibitions: “China 8”, Contemporary Art from China at the Rhine and Ruhr, Lehmbruck Museum, Duisburg, Germany (2015); Aichi Triennale 2013, “Awakening-Where are we standing? Earth, Memory, and Resurrection”, Aichi, Japan (2013); “Paper”, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK (2013); 3rd Biennial at the End of the World, Atropoceno, Tierra del Fuego, Ushuaia, Argentina (2011); 2010 John Moores New Painting Prize (2010), Shanghai Gallery of Art, shanghai (2010)