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Exhibition Detail
SMILE WITHOUT A FACE
255 Cao Changdi, Airport Service Road
CHAOYANG DISTRICT
100015 Beijing
China


December 15th, 2012 - February 24th, 2013
Opening: 
December 15th, 2012 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
 
Painted Lady, Jian CeJian Ce, Painted Lady,
2012, Acrylic on canvas
© Courtesy of the artist & WHITE SPACE BEIJING
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“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。

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”。

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。

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,

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。

 

"SMILE WITHOUT A FACE" is Jian Ce's second solo exhibition at WHITE SPACE BEIJING, featuring her latest works.

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.

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 Alice's Adventure in Wonderland to reveal the unreal virtuality of painting beyond any action.  

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.


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