The Return of Spring

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The Return of Spring
Curated by: Zhao Li

32 Baiziwan Road
Pingod Community, Chaoyang District
100022 Beijing

May 16th, 2013 - May 29th, 2013
Opening: May 16th, 2013 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

daily 10am - 5pm (no entry after 4pm)


Yuan Qingyi is the representative of “85 Movement” and the initiator of the “Leishi Art Association”, whose typical work Spring is Coming once created a miracle of Chinese oil painting auction. Yuan Qingyi has a good art educational background, enviable artistic achievement, but he suddenly left Chinese art stage without hesitation. Where did he go? What did he do? “The Return of Spring– Yuan Qingyi’s Oil Painting Exhibition” will bring us the answer.     
Yuan Qingyi is stable and restrained in character, and his works are neither eye-catching in perception stimulus nor the vanguardism leading the trend of the times. Over the years, he has always kept his own specific speculative language, and his classic works bloomed outside the times, which could withstand the tests and become time-refreshed. As Yuan Qingyi said, “painting doesn’t always have the brand of the times, and I’m more willing to pursue such things as the thought origin and the painting language essence. I don’t hope to limit the picture in a certain times and I hope to surpass it.”
Over 30 oil paintings will be exhibited in the exhibition, not only with such classic works as Spring is Coming and Ashtray, but also lots of new works after he returned to the art circle including Happy Time and Chinese Elements, etc.