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May 18th, 2013 - July 30th, 2013
Opening: 
May 18th, 2013 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
 
Forest Road, Wang QiangWang Qiang, Forest Road,
2012, Acrylic on Canvas, 150x290cm
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在王强近期的绘画中,作为素材的图像并非只是颜料赋色再现的摹本,也是他用于思考绘画的平行物,一方面他在画布平面上严谨、细致的描绘出现实世界的形象与质感,另一方面这些具体的表征又在对平面关系的相互确认中,将自身在欧几里得空间中日常所赋予的丰富性,提纯为一种理性化的视觉性语言——王强让绘画的图像无限逼近所再现的图像,却又在过程之中,将现实的具体一一“架空”,从而令绘画与图像之间的分野清晰可辨。德国哲学家海德格尔与美国诗人弗罗斯特都曾用“林中路”的意象各自隐喻。在哲人看来,识得林间之路的人必是专业的护林人,在诗人的笔下,林中路成为了一段无法回头的生命旅程,对于王强而言,林中路则是两者相交的合集,因为绘画所再现的“具体”是一种可供感知的无法到达 。

此次是王强在空白空间北京的第二个个展,将展出他在过去一年中最新的绘画。王强1971年出生在北京,1997年毕业于中央美术学院版画系,2004年毕业于德国杜塞尔多夫艺术学院。现工作生活在北京。

 

In Wang Qiang’s recent paintings, the image materials he uses are not merely copies of coloring representations, but a parallel to his thoughts on paintings. While creating the figures and textures of the realistic world, Wang places himself in a Euclidean space where everyday life generates diverse possibilities. Through confirming the two dimensional inter-relations of the specific features of the world, he refines the daily diversity into a rational visual language – the images of Wang’s paintings approach infinitively to the reproductions of images, yet ‘elevates’ the realistic precision during the process of creation, which clearly defines the boundary between the fields of paintings and images. German philosopher Heidegger and American poet Frost both borrowed the metaphor of “path in the forest” in their work. According to the philosopher, the ones who recognize the path in the forest must be professional forest rangers, while to the poet, the path becomes a life long journey with no way to return. To Wang Qiang, the forest path is where the professionals meet the life journeys, because the ‘precision’ paintings represents is an unreachable that can be perceived.

This is Wang Qiang's second solo exhibition at WHITE SPACE BEIJING, showcasing his latest paintings over the past year. Wang Qiang was born in Beijing in 1971. He graduated from Oil Painting Department, China Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1997; Staatliche Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in 2004. Wang now lives and works in Beijing, China.


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