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YOUTH - ON WUTAO (1969-2001)

 

Artist: Wu Tao (1969-2001)
Friends of artist attending: Du Jinsu, Kou Qingsheng,
Li Dafang, Shi Xining, Wang Xingwei, Xu Ruotao, Zhao Liang

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Exhibition Venue: 01100001
Location: 01100001, Red No.1, Caochangdi, Chaoyang District, Beijing

Opening: Dec 23, 2011, Friday 15:00 每 18:00
Duration: Dec 23, 2011 每 Feb 12, 2012, 11:00 每 18:00 daily, close on Mondays and national holidays

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Wu Tao (1969 每 2001) was born in Shenyang, Liaoning Province in China, committed suicide 10 years ago in Beijing. He had been a Yuan-Ming-Yuan artist in Beijing during 1993 and 1994 after he graduated from Luxun Academy of Fine Arts in Shenyang. The exhibition in 01100001, YOUTH-ON WUTAO includes 22 of his oil paintings, which are almost all he left. His friends Du Jinsu, Kou Qingsheng, Li Dafang, Shi Xining, Wang Xingwei, Xu Ruotao and Zhao Liang also present their own work on the same period as friendship presentation. The exhibition and the book which has the same name are the memories of Wu Tao by his friends, and they hope the art works and the document Wu Tao left could make some contributions to the public if any institute or museum has interest in them.

Wu Tao had destroyed some of his works in different ways. As the particular end of his art career, his works appear a clear slice although incomplete, they are a valuable example for research and understanding the art scene of China in the 1990*s. Wu Tao*s work is not ※Political Pop§ , ※Cynical§ or ※Gaudy§, which are more well known now, but is about idealism, tragedy and heroism, melting in the macro background constructed by numerous young artists presenting their wish for independent and individual character, showing a more open and universal historical significance. Audiences today may focus more on how Wu Tao set up his individual expression, and how he offers a coordinate to make people introspective in the days of losing the sense of life more and more.

By Zhang Li
Dec. 2011





Wu Tao(1969 每 2001), Landscape with a Water Tower, 92 x 123cm, oil on board, 1999




Wu Tao,Face, 27x17cm, oil on board, about 1998




Wu Tao, Meditation, oil on canvas, 64 x 53cm, about 1993





 

 

 

Door & Lock

Works by Zhang Yexing

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Opening: Sep. 24, 2011, Saturday 15:00 每 18:00
Duration: Sep. 24, 2011 每 Nov. 22, 2011, 11:00 每 18:00, close on Mondays

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Zhang Yexing*s recent paintings focus on empty interior spaces. Each piece varies in taste and emphasis from the others. Some presents solemn sense of history, some depicts a simple yet peaceful view, some evokes an unnamable thrill, others draw on ambiguous emotions of loneliness and solitude, yet all of the works share a commonality of subject matter 每 enclosed spaces. The walls, floors, ceilings, either opened or closed doors, drapes, various drawers, boxes, furniture and etc within these spaces, opened or closed, are contained within one space, even the opened doors faced other enclosed space. These nostalgic environments, passive or not, are recessive psychological manifestations of someone living in it.

This is one way of interpreting the metaphorical meaning in these artworks, for which the artist*s creativity adopts from social life and current conditions. The rendition of such psychological space condenses the artist*s daily thoughts and feelings. Through depicting these empty views, the artist becomes the viewer sharing the same perspective. If an image may evoke certain religious awakening, then it would be an awakening based on the artist*s skillful composition. The artist is keen on reversing the figurative with the real by thickening the paint to present depth and atmosphere ubiquitous in his concise compositions. The timid yet powerful color tones also affect the overall impression in these paintings, either in its light or shadows, demonstrate the artist*s color instincts and trained sensibility. Combining his expertise in color systems and representing compositional principles resulted in thick color palettes, a sense that*s even comparable to the texture of wall surface that has been painted repetitively. Such consistency in paint texture and the object represented through particular perspectives become gilded into our everyday experience that then normalizes visually. Therefore, the artworks become a visual expression of the artist*s pursuit based on images.

Born in 1981, artist Zhang Yexing graduated from the animation department of the Central Academy of Fine Art. During his studies and post-graduation, the artist has been interested in working in the medium of oil painting. Without professional training in this medium, Zhang is able to maintain an independence and self-awareness through a process of learning and maturation. Within current diversity of artistic media and rapid changes, artists like Zhang Yexing are still choosing oil painting as their medium of expression. Its time transcending characteristic, especially today, allows oil painting to play into the complex and dynamic relationships with Chinese contemporary culture at present. Within this context, Zhang Yexing*s painting investigations is an outstanding example of this development.


Zhang Li
September, 2011


Zhang Yexing, ﹛The 7th Day, ﹛oil on canvas, 300200cm, 2011


Zhang Yexing, ﹛The Shining, ﹛oil on canvas, 200300cm, 2011





You Are My Landscape

 

Dong Dawei
Ma Yinxin
Zhang Fan
Zhang Wuyun
Zhu Xinyu

 

Exhibition Venue: 01100001, Red No.1, Caochangdi, Beijing
Location: 01100001, Red No.1, Caochangdi, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Opening: July 17, 2011, Sunday 16:00 每 18:00
Duration: July 17, 2011 每 September 11, 2011, 11:00 每 18:00 daily, close on Mondays
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YOU ARE MY LANDSCAPE

Works by the five artists are gathered here, not only because they graduated from the same college seven years ago, but also because of a more noticeably ※pre-historical§ status presented by them. Witnessed in a state of ※going underway§, their works have not been adequately recognized and elucidated, therefore much freedom is given to them to investigate one*s own direction and taste. In this sense it could be found in their works more anticipation to communicate with the viewers. Historical narrations are being formed by their thoughts and actions, meanwhile belief, taste and an attitude towards freedom are being maintained.

Different directions could be found among the five artists. Dong Dawei who studied in France after graduation adopted a method of ※automatic painting§. To diminish effect from artist to the minimum, he just gets the paintbrush to the paper as the only thing he could do, which highlights the interactivity between subjective selectivity and physical randomness. Ma Yinxin painted about normal urban and rural life with nostalgia. Quotidian scenes are transformed into a heartquake by his acute sensibility and superb skills. Zhang Fan*s works investigated connection and correspondence beyond conventionality between men and locations as well as the following psychological reactions, which places expression and viewing in a bidirectional status. Zhu Xinyu captured ※illusions§ produced by subjects in space, and his paintings are built upon multi-interactions of materiality and images. Spiritual sceneries are visualized silently. Zhang Wuyun found a solution for individual emotional support when depicting sceneries around him in an ※objective§ way, therefore developed an effective personal expression by leave and take of various elements.

Human*s perception towards space exists as a physical function. From the physical to the psychological and then to perception, consciousness and soul, artworks make it possible for human to jump out of their acquired knowledge and value, to feel the instant life experiences and furthermore transcend the limitation. What artists do is not deepening confusions and sense of lost towards our realities on purpose, but to develop and access a scenario beyond words and languages, then create a visual text. At present realities at various aspects are developing intensely towards different directions, which brings people constant fear of being marginalized. Re-recognition about oneself in changes brings artists opportunities to provide their real understanding about realities. As members of the pubic, these sensitive artists have the ability to listen to the real sound of life, witness the innermost real without being tempted. Their effort will function on the public life in an individual and original way.


Zhang Li
July 2011



Printemps de Bourges﹛Marker on paper﹛65℅50cm﹛2011﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛ Dong Dawei



Untitled 016﹛oil on board﹛200℅300cm﹛2006﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛ ﹛Ma Yinxin



Woman Looking at the scenery﹛oil on board﹛60℅45cm﹛2011﹛ ﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛Zhang Fan



Commemoration of Time No.2﹛oil on canvas﹛50℅100cm﹛2011﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛Zhang Wuyun



Pool exercises﹛oil on canvas﹛60℅80 cm﹛2011﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛﹛Zhu Xinyu








One Day: Photo and Brush - Works by Huang Lei

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Huang Lei*s works are based on traditional black and white photo techniques, and combined with applied color of oil paint. This method makes his works unique and rare. In fact, his works are the combination of soberness of camera lens and fine skills of hand coloring. Strong individual emotion is being expressed by the reflection of life and nature in his photos. The works are also filled with the perception of time and the reward endowed by time, which unfolds the volume of life.

Huang Lei was born in Qingdao, Shandong Province in 1972. He stared his photo journey around the year 1993.

Zhang Li ﹛April. 2011


 

Opening: April 16, 2011, Saturday 15:00 每 18:00
Duration: April 16, 2011 每 June 12, 2011, 11:00 每 18:00 daily, close on Mondays
Location: 01100001, Red No.1, Caochangdi, Chaoyang District, Beijing

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