ArtSlant - Closing soon en-us 40 Wang Keping - 10 Chancery Lane Gallery - November 23rd, 2012 - February 16th, 2013 <p><a name="top"></a>Katie de Tilly is honoured to present new works by acclaimed Chinese sculptor<br /> <br /> WANG KEPING<br /> <br /> Wood flesh Form Nothingness<br /> <br /> Reception with the artist Friday November 23rd, 6:30 - 8:30 pm at 10 Chancery Lane Gallery<br /> <br /> "If ever form spoke directly to the eye of the viewer, it is here...and what from! If, as I believe, what has been called the :inner core" of art is the way in which the artist transforms feeling into form, then what can we see that mysterious process taking place before our eyes, in Wang Keping's passionate engagement". - Michael Sullivan, Fellow Emeritus of St. Catherine's College, Oxford University<br /> <br /> "In my sculpture, I strive to find that which is universal in primitive Chinese form and the further I go back to the origins of this art, the closer I am to my idea of contemporary art". - Wang Keping</p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 02:00:37 +0000 Tian Wei, Qiu Jie - MOCA Shanghai (Museums of Contemporary Art Shanghai) - December 22nd, 2012 - February 16th, 2013 <p align="left"><span style="font-size: small;" size="3">While embracing the year of 2013, MoCA,Shanghai sincerely invites two Chinese artists Tian Wei and Qiu Jie, who have lived in oversea countries for a long time, to present you a refreshing joint exhibition. Though their perspectives and styles differ from each other, their works reveal same profound life comprehension. MoCA Shanghai wishes to bring the audience to a self-reflecting, peaceful journey for mind through this exhibition.</span></p> <p align="left"><span style="font-size: small;" size="3">    Tian Wei started learning calligraphy when he was a child, therefore traditional Chinese artistic skill naturally enhanced his artistic language. After living, studying and working in America for many years and also under the influence of oriental and western culture, he combined oil painting and ink , started to draw western characters with the techniques of Chinese calligraphy. There is a profound philosophy in each of his work.  In recent years, his works has become freer and freer via different format of media, however the central message that these works represent remains consistent. Tian Wei hopes through his work, audience enjoy the aesthetics which is expected to be rooted in Chinese' spirit and beliefs, namely a philosophy connects different perspectives.  His works bridge different cultures form east and west.</span></p> <p align="left"><span style="font-size: small;" size="3">    Qiu Jie's works would appear heavy and rather complicated. You may find, in his works, a blonde who fits into the typical stereotype pin-up poster girl stands with a slogan which is often seen during China's cultural revolution era, and a couple of Chinese and English characters and letters that are placed in a strange order...Usually Qiu Jie picks one corner of a piece of paper as the starting point and then slowly expands to another piece of paper like a growing organism.  He manages to picture all threads and ideas together: a dream, a memory, a live object, etc. All of these make his works realistic and somehow surrealistic.  His canvas shows how a Chinese who lives his life in the Western world feel about with his unique expression, his canvas actually creates the emotions mixing disorder, absurdness and even ambiguity. </span></p> <p align="left"><span style="font-size: small;" size="3"> </span></p> <p align="left"><span style="font-size: small;" size="3">    Both Tian Wei and Qiu Jie were born almost at the same unique period of time in China. They started their journey to the West, experienced different cultures in America and Europe; on their way, they felt confused and even lost when trying to find their sense of belongingness.  The overall environment in China has now becomes more internationalized and opened; where different cultures and ideas seem to achieve the peak time for interacting and impacting on each other, thus we sincerely hope our audience may reflect a little and reach to some common understandings through their works.</span></p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 02:06:52 +0000 - K11 - January 11th, 2013 - February 17th, 2013 <p>Number is a mathematical object used to count and measure. It is one of a series of symbols with a unique meaning. Its main function is reference or identification. It is part of our lives as we use it to determine value, time, label or order, etc.</p> <p>Nowadays, we always use number to measure the quantity and quality of our life and society. We mention the happiness index, which measures the quality of life in more holistic and psychological terms. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and the Human Development Index (HDI), twho other common tools for measuring a country’s economy.</p> <p>However, do these indices or numbers really reflect and represent the real feeling and experience in our life? From different people’s perspectives, there maybe there a particular number to present their own experience and thought.</p> <p>NUMBERS is a thematic design exhibition showcasing four young design collectives’ experiences and design points of view on “Numbers”. Four sets of numbers are chosen for this exhibition:</p> <p>0- Peaceful 7- leisure 18- growth 100- perfection</p> <p>“NUMBERS” Exhibition consists of an exhibition, a workshop and a Mobile “NUMBERS” Exhibition.</p> <p><strong>About Pengguin</strong><br />PENGGUIN is co-founded by Soho So and Todd Lam in 2009, a non-government organization. It is a design based and an independent curated group that encourages and provokes the cultural value of design, by presenting experimental and contemporary works in design point of view.</p> <p>The group believes in exhibition as it is a strong medium to create influence. Through exploring possibilities on the format of exhibition, we try to deliver new ways of sharing experiences. As we become more aware on the znteraction and extension of exhibition, it helps promote the sustainability of education.</p> Tue, 01 Jan 2013 22:46:32 +0000 anthony white - The Cat Street Gallery - January 17th, 2013 - February 17th, 2013 <p>Australian artist Anthony White is an abstract painter in the truest sense – his works draws immediately from his response to the landscape and urban environment, but are highly refined experiments of one man’s obsession with the process of applying paint to canvas.<br /> <br /> He is influenced by references from the New York School of the 1950's The Merzbau project of the artist Kurt Schwitters and the abstract movement including Mondrian's De Stijl and the combines of Robert Rauschenberg. His work is characterised by an awareness of surface and a preoccupation with the engagement of physicality and the found object.<br /> <br /> His majestic, contemplative and powerful works, which reveal tantalising hints of landscape and dazzle with thoughtful hues and tones, are truly compelling. For any lover of paint, and indeed any lover of a knowing and bold brush stroke, White’s pieces will not only satisfy, they will leave their audience wanting more.<br /> <br /> Born in Sydney, Australia 1976, White has been living and working in Paris, France. Since 2009.<br /> <br /> White completed his visual arts studies at the National Art School, Sydney. With the help of the Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship, White furthered his education by participating in the Drawing Marathon Programme at The New York Studio School.<br /> <br /> Anthony White has produced a number of solo exhibitions, the most notable being Paris Paintings (2010), Scratching The Surface (2011) both at Iain Dawson Gallery Sydney and this current show Informal Relations at The Cat St Gallery, Hong Kong (2013).<br /> <br /> Anthony White was the recipient of The Marten Bequest 2007,The Elioth Gruner Prize for Landscape Painting Art Gallery of NSW 2005 and The Great Southland Art Prize 2003. He has also been the recipient of many artist in residence programmes throughout the world. The Vermont Studio Centre (2008),The Leipzig International Art Programme Scholarship (2010),Leipzig Germany, La Cite Internationale Des Arts, during 2009 and 2010.<br /> <br /> White has been a finalist in many art prizes in Australia including The Brett Whiteley Travelling Scholarship, 2006 and The Churchie Emerging Art Prize 2005, and 2007,Hills Grammar Art Prize 2005,The Willoughby Art Prize 2006 Art on the Rocks 2005, The Paddington Art Prize 2005 as well as the Lloyd Rees Memorial Art Prize 2002. Of which he received commendations in The Churchie Emerging Art Award and The Lloyd Rees Memorial Art Prize.<br /> <br /> White has participated in curated group exhibitions in Sydney, London, Hong Kong, New York and Brisbane with The Iain Dawson Gallery, The Tim Olsen Gallery, The COMODAA Gallery, The Cat St Gallery and Edwina Corlette Gallery respectively. White was a part of a group exhibition focusing on current emerging Australian painters at The Mary Place Gallery Four Young Australian Painters curated by Julius Bokor (2005).<br /> <br /> During late 2011 White received a commission to produce new work for the filmmakers Baz Luhrmann and costume designer Catherine Martin for their residence in Sydney, and New York.</p> <p><strong>The Gallery will be closed Februrary 9 to 13 for the Chinese New Year</strong></p> Sat, 09 Feb 2013 07:40:40 +0000 - University Museum and Art Gallery (The University of Hong Kong) - November 29th, 2012 - February 17th, 2013 <p><span style="font-size: small;" color="660000" size="4">The University Libraries and The University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong are delighted to jointly present an exhibition “Celebrating the Centenary: Gems of the University of Hong Kong Libraries” to commemorate the centenary of University Libraries and the eightieth anniversary of the establishment of the Fung Ping Shan Library.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;" color="660000" size="4">On display will be over one hundred rare books, manuscripts and artefacts from the University Libraries, including letters and manuscripts by renowned scholars, maps and rubbings, as well as imprints dated to the 13th and 14th centuries.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;" color="660000" size="4">The exhibition will provide an overview of the development of the HKU Libraries from the founding in 1912 to the present day, and the history of the Fung Ping Shan Library. Highlights include <em>An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China </em>written by Sir George Staunton (1737-1801) in 1798, <em>The Hongkong Almanac</em><em>k and Directory for 1846: with an Appendix </em>compiled by William Tarrant (1820-1872) in 1846, <em>Essays on Self-discipline </em>dated 1234, and <em>Collection of Random Sketches</em>, a handwritten copy dated to the Ming dynasty (1369-1644).</span></p> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 02:57:36 +0000 - K11 - January 17th, 2013 - February 18th, 2013 <p>Apart from the exhibition venue K11 Stage of the Arts, there are showcases located in different corners of the mall where 16 more young design parties were invited to display their works, which are also based on the theme of numbers and to echo with the ‘NUMBERS’ exhibition. We are glad that to see the theme of numbers running through K11, arousing curiosity and new interpretation from the audiences on numbers.</p> <p><strong>About Pengguin</strong><br />PENGGUIN is co-founded by Soho So and Todd Lam in 2009, a non-government organization. It is a design based and an independent curated group that encourages and provokes the cultural value of design, by presenting experimental and contemporary works in design point of view.</p> <p>The group believes in exhibition as it is a strong medium to create influence. Through exploring possibilities on the format of exhibition, we try to deliver new ways of sharing experiences. As we become more aware on the znteraction and extension of exhibition, it helps promote the sustainability of education.</p> Tue, 01 Jan 2013 22:49:51 +0000 - Sundaram Tagore Gallery - Hong Kong - December 18th, 2012 - February 18th, 2013 <p>New works by 10 gallery-represented artists hailing from Brazil, Canada, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico and the United States are on view.</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 02:06:33 +0000 Mitsuru Watanabe - A Gallery Hong Kong - January 24th, 2013 - February 21st, 2013 <p>a Gallery is proud to present a series of art works by Mitsuru Watanabe, an established Japanese artist. Inspired by Western artists like Rousseau’s and Bosch’s iconic paintings, Watanabe transfuses the classic backgrounds with his forever subject matters, his two daughters. Portrayed in school uniform, the little girls appear to be traveling and exploring the different realm of reality and fantasy in the mysterious dimension. </p> <p>Watanabe’s excellent painterly technique and unique vision in his subject matter has expanded the horizon of contemporary Japanese art, where the possibility of the old and the new, the Oriental and the Western, the reality and fantasy can co-exist to create something completely unique yet familiar.</p> Sat, 19 Jan 2013 22:33:48 +0000 Vik Muniz - Ben Brown Fine Arts Hong Kong - November 21st, 2012 - February 22nd, 2013 <p>Ben Brown Fine Arts, Hong Kong, is pleased to present the first solo exhibition in Asia of works by the internationally celebrated Brazilian photographer Vik Muniz. This exhibition will feature photographs from his recent Pictures of Magazines 2 series, in which the artist has carefully culled and torn pieces of paper from art, fashion and news magazines; amalgamated them into re-creations of iconic and historically significant paintings; and then photographed and magnified the images, resulting in evocative, exquisitely-detailed and entirely unique works of art. Muniz is renowned for his ingenious and laborious employment of unusual materials - dust, sugar, chocolate, diamonds, caviar, toys, paper hole-punches, junk, dry pigment - to reconstruct images, often art historically related, that tap into the spectator’s subconscious visual repository and beg for further investigation. Muniz’s elaborate material creations - in this case the magazine collages - are ephemeral; it is his masterly photographic documentation that is the final work of art, which is intentionally many steps removed from the original image that inspired it.<br />The exhibition features strikingly bold large-scale colour photographs based on visually resonant paintings by artists such as Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Paul Cézanne, Edward Hopper, Edouard Manet and George Stubbs. Muniz simulates the brushstrokes of these paintings with scraps of magazine paper carefully selected not only for their corresponding colour values but also their imagery - faces, body parts, text, advertisements - that collaged together suggest a tactile, impastoed surface. It is not just the final appropriated image that invites perusal, it is the minute components of the image - the bits of paper - that provide the irony, double meanings and visual associations for which Muniz is so well known. Highlights of the exhibition include optically rich renditions of Manet’s Bar at the Folies-Bergère, Annibale Carracci’s The Butcher Shop, Hopper’s Summer in the City and Mary Cassatt’s Picking Flowers in a Field.<br />About Vik Muniz<br />Vik Muniz was born in São Paolo, Brazil, in 1961 and currently lives in both New York City and Rio de Janeiro. He has had exhibitions at such prestigious institutions as the International Center of Photography, New York; Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo; Museu de Art Moderna, Rio de Janeiro; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona; the Menil Collection, Houston; Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rome and the Irish Museum of Contemporary Art, Dublin. His work is also included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Tate Gallery, London; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. In 2001, Muniz represented the Brazilian Pavilion at the 49th Venice Biennale.<br />Vik Muniz is the subject of an Academy Award-nominated documentary film entitled Waste Land (2010), which chronicles the artist’s collaborations with a group of catadores - trash-pickers - in Jardim Gramacho, Brazil, the world’s largest garbage dump, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. Muniz spent three years working with these marginalized individuals using the collected recyclable trash to create monumental portraits of them, referencing Old Master paintings, that reveal both their dignity and desperation. Muniz was recently named a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for his contributions in education and social development, in particular for his work with the catadores.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 09:57:52 +0000 Liu Xiaodong - Today Art Museum (TAM) - January 13th, 2013 - February 23rd, 2013 <div style="height: 609px;" class="text"> <div class="inner"> <p>Liu Xiaodong and his team came to Xinjiang on 22 June 2012 and commenced the two-month Liu Xiaodong’s Hotan Project documenting the life of jade miners in the region known for reserve of the precious stone. <br /> Liu carried on with his unique way of live painting established while producing the Three Gorges Series (2004 – 2005). He set up a temporary studio in his tent to accomplish this elongated project with sketches,  diaries, oil painting and photography. A camera team was also present to document the entire progress with  a film.</p> <p>In order to complete the project, Hou Hanru, chief curator of the project launched a complex series of  programmes parallel to the painting. It includes on-site research, historical research, tournament exhibitions,  film viewing, seminars and on-line publications. Co-curator Ou Ning led a group of researchers and journalists  to complete research programmes on free expression, which involved local writers, historians, musicians,  craftsmen and so on, in the aim of revealing the reality through public opinions on various issues in local life.</p> <p>The first exhibition of Liu Xiaodong’s Hotan Project was held in August 2012 at Xinjiang International Exhibition Center, presenting East, South, West and North, four new works produced in Xinjiang and Liu Xiaodong’s  Hotan Project, a documentary film produced by A Cheng and directed by Yang Bo. The second exhibition of the touring Liu Xiaodong’s Hotan Project is to open on 12 January 2013 at Today Art Museum. Besides the  four new works from Xinjiang and the documentary film, more of his latest works accomplished in Beijing as  well as rare scripts, diaries and other materials will be on display. A seminar under the theme ‘In Central Asia:  History and Reality’ is to be held on 13 January 2013, expanding the vision from Xinjiang to the entire Central Asia. This open-to-public seminar, featuring experts and scholars from China and abroad, will look at the<br />  academic issues brought about by Liu Xiaodong’s Hotan Project from broader geographical perspective and  cultural backgrounds. A catalogue of works and projects by Liu Xiaodong is also to be published before the exhibition closes on 23 February 2013.</p> <p>This is an endeavor to explore and reveal the diversified and complex social and cultural landscape of Xinjiang through integration into the life of local folks. The humanitarian standpoint of the project is of clear opposition to that of the exoticism. It set up an example on the seek for reasons and realistic meanings for the proceeding of contemporary art and cultural researches in such a changing modern reality as it is.</p> </div> </div> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 00:58:21 +0000 - Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair @ Mandarin Oriental - February 22nd, 2013 - February 24th, 2013 <p>Opening Times</p> <p>Feb 22 (Fri) 4pm to 9pm<br />Feb 23 &amp; 24 (Sat &amp; Sun) Noon to 8pm</p> <p>Enterance Fee 100 HKD</p> <p>Catalogue Fee 100 HKD</p> <p></p> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 22:20:55 +0000 Yu Tao, Huang Youwei - Beijing Wan Fung Art Gallery - January 24th, 2013 - February 24th, 2013 Fri, 01 Feb 2013 00:42:43 +0000 - He Xiangning Art Museum - October 21st, 2012 - February 24th, 2013 <p>作为以地理概念为依托设立的「两岸四地艺术交流计划」,已连续三年三届分别在深圳、台北、香港巡展,并逐步形成了在当代艺术范围内的一种交流机制与方式。2012年第四届「两岸四地艺术交流计划」仍在交流的基础上给予持续地关注和展示。 <br /><br />如 果说2011年的「1+1」两岸四地艺术交流计划是针对艺术家之间在「偶对」的过程中交流,那么这次是以两岸四地策展人之间,在跨地域的「隔岸相望」中, 进行「策展」层面上的交流与碰撞。即在隐喻、象征于两岸四地不同地缘政治、当代艺术生态的「四不像」主题框架下,邀请大陆、台湾、香港、澳门四地的五位策 展人,分别通过策划四地的四个单元展览,在主题设定、艺术家、参展作品的挑选和展览呈现上,体现出两岸四地策展人对「异地」当代艺术的考察与判断,以及之 间不同策展理念、方式的差异性。由此,构成了2012年「两岸四地艺术交流计划」所具有的不同文化针对性和策展方法的不断实验、延伸与扩展。</p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 01:12:25 +0000 - National Art Museum of China - January 18th, 2013 - February 24th, 2013 <p>In the calendar of ancient China, 2013 is the year of Guisi. With “Brush and Ink Inheritance” being the theme, National Art Museum of China plans to hold New Year Couplet Calligraphy Exhibition of National Art Museum of China. The exhibition consists of 3 parts with each having a focus. The first part is mainly spring festival couplets. We normally regard “new year gathers all celebrations and happy festival symbols a long spring” by Meng Chang in the Five Dynasty as the origin of China’s couplet and the followers inherit this custom and hang spring couplets to welcome the new year and pray for happiness on every New Year’s Eve. The exhibition is to show the year custom culture and add warm and harmonious festival atmosphere. However, the custom of couplets became more flourishing from Ming Dynasty and contents went beyond old and new alternation to singing beautiful landscape and scenery, exclaiming over nature and time and expressing feelings, which are displayed in the second and third part of the exhibition. The second part embodies the close relation between natural scenery and human landscape with couplets mostly describing pavilions, terraces and open halls, towers, pagodas and temples, attaining the state with style of stroke. The third part focuses on expressing emotions and ambitions with things, objects and sceneries and sighing at passing of scenery and time, mostly showing feelings in form of self-themed, random thought in surroundings of academy, study room, house and hall. Couplet culture has a long history and rich contents, extensive and profound. Therefore, this exhibition only plays a role of throwing out a minnow to catch a whale and showing connotation and characteristics of couplet culture of what we have understood in a point-to-an-area way, with the purpose to communicate with the visitors.</p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 01:47:59 +0000 Yangzi - White Space Beijing - November 17th, 2012 - February 24th, 2013 <div class="content">We are pleased to announce the opening of Yangzi’s first solo exhibition “Yangzi’s Room” at WHITE SPACE BEIJING, it features her paintings, photographs and videos since 2008. Most of the figures and themes in Yangzi's artworks are from her private life, her mother, boy friend and female friends, the person who all find their way into her observation and artistic treatment. Her works are drawing more and more attention due to her unique expression of art that is by no means academic background. <p style="text-align: justify;">Her motivation in art, in her words, is “to keep the moment for ever as a proof that time has been stroked. “Yangzi’s Room” is therefore loaded with her record of the life around her. The accompanying portraits of the worldwide renowned serial killer reveal us the world of self Yangzi’s art builds which keeps eliminating differences. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Born in Liaoning in 1971, Yangzi is now based in Beijing.</p> <hr /> <p style="text-align: justify;">我们荣幸的宣布艺术家Yangzi的首次个展“Yangzi的房间”将在空白空间举行,将呈现她自2008年以来的绘画、摄影与影像作品。Yangzi的作品中出现的人物与题材大多来自她的个人生活,母亲、男友以及女性朋友是她一贯观察与表述的对象,而她不同于学院式背景的创作也日益受到关注。 正如艺术家本人而言,她在艺术上的动力是为了“让某一个时刻永远留下来,作为时间被抚摸过的证据”,因此,“Yangzi的房间”所承载的是艺术家对她周遭生活的记录。而同时展出的一组世界著名连环杀手的肖像,可以看到Yangzi的艺术其实是一个去除分别的自我世界。Yangzi 1971年出生于辽宁, 现在生活和工作在北京。</p> </div> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 02:17:10 +0000 Jian Ce - White Space Beijing - December 15th, 2012 - February 24th, 2013 <p>“表情无相”是简策在空白空间的第二个个展,将会展出她最新创作的绘画作品。</p> <p>如何让绘画显现自身,是年轻画家简策最近绘画实践的核心问题。在简策看来,绘画作为一种具有历史维度的媒介传统,所给予她的绝非是一个个纯粹、孤立的语言摹本,而是后来者对前人实践在绘画内部的某种回应与反馈,因此她选择回到绘画内部去观看绘画,检索绘画传统中既有范式之间的联系,以此寻求当下个体实践的“合法性”。</p> <p>在简策的新作中,绘画传统不再是美术史中的序时呈现,而是一种形式观念的共时性叠加。具体而言,简策一方面通过丙烯与油彩之间的物质性差异,在平面上制作与显现“层级”,将数字时代的制图经验与现代性绘画形式诉求彼此对接;另一方面她又借由对各类经典图像(主题)的分析、再现与形式重构,注重提示出绘画与摄影光学、现代设计之间的思想(文本)互渗与视觉(表征)交换。与此同时,简策也清醒的意识到,身处于一个图像泛滥的时代,她也只是众多图像生产者中的一个,所以,画家本人借用“爱丽丝漫游奇境记”中柴郡猫的典故,旨在揭示出绘画在动作之外在图像意义上的不真实性。</p> <p>简策1984年出生于中国山东,1988年移居德国。2008年就读柏林艺术大学美术系,Georg Baselitz,</p> <p>Daniel Richter 和 Robert Lucander班级,大师生毕业;2003-2009年,柏林洪堡大学和柏林自由大学硕士毕业;2006-2007年,就读于伦敦大学金匠学院。现工作生活于柏林与北京。</p> <p> </p> <p>"SMILE WITHOUT A FACE" is Jian Ce's second solo exhibition at WHITE SPACE BEIJING, featuring her latest works.</p> <p>For Jian Ce, a young painter, the question of how a painting can reveal itself has become a primary concern. She chose to backtrack to the core of painting and to trace the connection between the established paradigms of pictorial history in order to find the "legitimacy" of her current individual practice. For she believes that painting, as a traditional media of historical dimension, offers her more response and feedback, on the part of the latecomers, to their predecessors' pictorial experience than pure and isolated linguistic copies.</p> <p>In her recent works, the pictorial tradition is no longer the chronology of art history but a synchronical superposition of forms and ideas. In practical terms, she produces and reveals on the one hand "layers" on the plane canvas based on the difference between acrylic and oil paint, joining the graphic experience of the digital era with the search for modern pictorial forms. On the other hand she highlights the mutual infiltration of ideas (textual) and visual (representational) exchange between painting, photography and modern design by means of analyzing, representing and formally reconstructing classic images as themes. Meanwhile, well aware that in a world flooded with images, she is merely one of a multitude of image producers, Jian Ce refers to the Cheshire Cat in <em>Alice's Adventure in Wonderland</em> to reveal the unreal virtuality of painting beyond any action.  </p> <p>Jian Ce was born in 1984 in Shandong, moved to Germany in 1988. She studied Fine Arts at the Berlin University of the Arts with Georg Baselitz, Daniel Richter and Robert Lucander, and graduated as Meisterschüler in 2008. From 2003 to 2009, she studied at the Humboldt-Universität and Freie Universität Berlin, at Goldsmiths College from 2006 to 2007. Currently she lives and works in Berlin and Beijing.</p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 02:16:09 +0000