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Li Songsong: On Our China Watchlist  
3/28/12 Posted 3/28/12

(Image: Li Songsong, Pigs, 2011, Oil on Canvas,160 x 160 cm; © Courtesy of The Pace Gallery, Beijing) Li Songsong (b. 1973, Beijing, China) Li Songsong is interested in the power of images. Working exclusively from archive photos found in books, newspapers and the internet, his paintings place familiar scenes out of context, rendering their meaning as null and alien, misfit within collective consciousness. Through the act of painting, Li replicates the conceptual processes of photographic repro... [more]

Liang Yuanwei: On Our China Watchlist  
12/20/11 Posted 12/20/11

(Image: Liang Yuanwei, Through The Glass, oil on linen, 95 x 65cm, 2011; © Liang Yuanwei) Liang Yuanwei (b. 1977, Xi’an, China) Liang Yuanwei’s work consists of paintings, installations and photography. With the vivid and complex patterns she creates on the canvas, Liang’s painting signify an interest in the renewal of traditional aesthetic forms. Besides painting, Liang continually explores the inner connections between form and her personal life through installation and photography. The con... [more]

Yang Liming: On Our China Watchlist  
5/18/11 Posted 5/18/11

(Image:Yang Liming, 2009 No.3R, 2009, Oil on canvas, Triptych, h: 50 x w: 50 x d: 3 cm; © F2 Gallery) Yang Liming (b.1975, Sichuan province, China) Yang Liming’s works are “read” as books full of running lines. Those lines are his writings of personal stories. Every story takes time to be created. And it is not just the time utilized by Yang Liming while he paints. It is the time occupied by the observer as well. It is time to approach and comprehend those writings. This is because those line... [more]

Mao Yan: On Our China Watchlist  
4/11/11 Posted 4/11/11

(Image: Mao Yan, Posie Musgrau, 2010, Oil on canvas, h: 72.8 x w: 53.7 cm; © ChinaToday Gallery) Mao Yan (b. 1968, Xiangtan, Hunan Province, China) Mao Yan, a young talent, is famous for his idealistic portrait painting. He is excellent and distinctive due to his jumpy portraits, his rough and mottled brushwork and his originality. His extreme skill orientation roots in his penetrating sensitivity. With queer points of view and glazy expressions, his portrait works become much gray inward ima... [more]

Wang Guangyi: On Our China Watchlist  
2/9/11 Posted 2/9/11

(Image: Wang Guangyi,  Art No, 2006, Oil on canvas, 160 x 200cm; © Arario Gallery) Wang Guangyi (b.1957, Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, China) Wang Guangyi's works have engaged China's new and fast-growing consumer culture by using Maoist era revolutionary and heroic style characters that shine a trendy and nostalgic, yet eye opening light, on the aspirations and social communal values of socialism of the past. Using a directness that is starkly opposite to the veiled criticism that the Chine... [more]

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