Edouard Malingue Gallery is pleased to present in Hong Kong a preview of ‘Standing Wave’, a solo exhibition by female contemporary Chinese oil painter Wang Zhibo (b. 1981). The show, which features a series of thirteen new works, will subsequently travel to New York and be shown at The Armory Show 2013, 7 - 10 March.
Wang Zhibo’s series ‘Standing Wave’ captures that moment of stillness when two waves of equal but opposite forces meet (Dr. Curtis Carter, Standing Wave, 2013). Like an anthropologist, Wang observes her daily life and explores, in her paintings, the visual cacophony created by using Western styles to construct parkspaces in distinctly Chinese locations. Devoid of human presence, the spaces possess an illogical geography and blend the familiar with the imaginary. Charged with a running sense of nostalgia and beauty, Wang’s paintings prompt us to take a more minute and up-close view of China, “an external image, that may otherwise be ignored”. (Dr. Katie Hill, The Elegiac Parkscapes of Wang Zhibo, 2013).
A recent graduate from the China Academy of Art Oil Painting Department, Wang Zhibo was awarded the prestigious national Luo Zhongli Scholarship in 2008 for her sensitive and evocative Garden paintings. Zhibo’s work has since received nation-wide attention and has been exhibited at various institutions across China, including the Chong Qing Art Museum, the Today Art Museum in Beijing and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Taipei.