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Not That Place ㄩWorks by Zheng Qiang

A solo exhibition at 01100001
Curator: Zhang Li
Opening reception: Dec. 16, 2012, 15:00-18:00
Duration: Dec. 16 2012 每 March 17, 2013, Tuesday 每 Sunday, 11:00-18:00
Add: 01100001 Gallery, C3, Red No.1, Caochangdi, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100015, China


Not That Place: Works by Zheng Qing


In his last solo exhibition two and a half years ago, Zheng Qiang was trying to intervene in the viewing habit of audiences by spatial paradox. After that he has been furthermore re-investigating the ambiguity and richness of cognition with regards to image and painting media. Through virtual scenarios derived from individual subjectivity, works in this exhibition tend to lead to psychological patterns full of tensions. Where the artist deviated from the realities is exactly the meaningful space where he made effort to develop and construct. Via imagination and invention, he constructed a seemingly completely reasonable reality in his works. However, doubt on its rationality is right the crack on the shell of the enclosed realities that the artist has been trying to find. It is through the crack that opportunities of rebirth of individual spirits grow.

Zheng Qiang has developed a set of unique signal system while utilizing medias of painting. In light of needs of subjective expression, also based on his knowledge of media and materials, he applys painting techniques with strong subjectivity, instead of following superficially effective rules. Therefore, elements in his paintings, such as form, color and brushstroke, reach to a wider space while still within the boundaries instead of going over to the opposite.

These works indicate self-revolution of human*s sprit and consciousness. The artist proceeds through denial and acceptance, leading audiences to produce new controversies and questions intentionally while in a process of detecting and solving them. Zheng Qing is good at making huge waves under the seemingly themeless placid. It helps audiences to establish connections between different consciousness through mental struggling and exercises, which is beyond emotional undulation of daily life and definitely contributes to a much wider reality.

Zhang Li
2012.12


01100001
C3, Red No.1, Caochangdi, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100015, China
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Zhang Wuyun


A solo exhibition at 01100001
Curator: Zhang Li
Opening: June 23, 2012, 15:00-18:00
Duration: June 23 每 August 26, 2012, Tuesday 每 Sunday, 11:00-18:00

Born in 1981, Zhang Wuyun has laid a solid foundation for his painting career since early youth. During the past decade, he has kept painting sceneries around him in a seemingly plain way, as a way of resistance and insistence in the dramatically changing social environment, or rather, in his own words, a sort of (religious) practice. For him as an artist, it also serves as a way of protecting and pursuing the traditional painting spirit in the ※spectacle§ of contemporary art.

&All sceneries seen in my life are objects for my confession. No, not only confession, but also memory, ideal and hope,* said the artist. Scenery serves as a doorway for emotions and expressions. By depicting quotidian sceneries, Zhang Wuyun obviously found a canonicle form for individual emotions to rely on. By discarding so called ※meaning§ and ※positive orientation§ on purpose, he is trying to get spiritual and visual experiences back to the original starting point. He touches the basic issues in terms of ontological understanding of painting as well as free expression of artist*s emotion and creativity. Through control and coordination of basic elements of painting, an effective personal expression is developed and finally realized in the visual text.

Regarding language of painting, Zhang Wuyun used to face the familiar sceneries in a way of ※mind concentration§ or even ※eye closure§, and through subconscious and unconscious actions of painting, he achieved a subtle and sensitive result on canvas that at the same time looks natural and matter-of-fact. The current solo exhibition shows the artist*s latest acknowledgement and experience of oneself and the world. Multiple layers of truth lie behind the presentation - transaction between the familiarity and the strangeness of daily sceneries indicates the flow of artist*s thoughts and emotions. His works echo the real sound of life, and reflect the realness of a heart that has not been tempted.

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01100001 is a professional gallery presenting and promoting Chinese contemporary art.? Founded in Oct, 2009 and hosted by the curator Zhang Li, the gallery works closely with both established and emerging artists and is actively involved in their latest creation. By making exhibitions and publications, it attempts to reexamine the nature and value of the Chinese contemporary art as well as to explore its social significance. 01100001 dedicates itself to fostering effective communications between academic criticism and public art appreciation, thus contributing to building a sound system for artistic appreciation and value identification.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Oxidation-Recent Works by Qin Qi

 

Artist: Qin Qi
Curator: Zhang Li

01100001ㄗBeijingㄘ
Exhibition Venue: 01100001

Opening: April 21, 2012, Saturday 15:00 每 18:00
Duration: April 21, 2012 每 June 17, 2012, 11:00 每 18:00 daily, close on Mondays and national holidays

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Qin Qi painted a set of chairs in 2005, as well as a few series of ※still life§ landscape paintings. These works depicted the situation of those artificial products when they lose or get separated from their normal functions. What Qin Qi paid attention is the freedom, or rather, the delirium that appears when the mechanism of presetting ceases to be effective, where humor or jokes could also be found. Based on that, Qin Qi has established his brushstroke techniques with high identification, as a language that distinguishes him from the other painters. Followed that period, the realities on his canvas kept showing a sort of liveliness after desolation. Meanwhile a strong sense of motion was applied to pure themes like still life, landscape and figures, as a result of his thick and heavy colors as well as heated brushworks.

In 2011, Qin Qi painted a series of still life, mostly objects in his daily life, including meat, fruits, painting materials and tools. These objects were not in an ※illegal§ state in realities as depicted in his previous works, but mostly placed on a piece of lining or a table as separated from the realities in order to be observed and depicted.  It is just as what ※placing a still life§ implies:  re-organize the color, texture, and inter-relations of the object, which is an investigation on pure language of painting. In this series, his apply of colors and brushstrokes are more restrained than before, which shows consideration for accuracy and rationality in a traditional sense. Nevertheless, the uniqueness of these works, or rather, the real intention, still comes from the frequency and energy that fill his brush. It helps the object actively acquire a meaning beyond its property: the very existence of a piece of meat, fruits or household utensils in space and time reflects painter*s glowing vision; ordinary objects detached from the social context will lead to the larger and deeper sense of reality. In this sense Qin Qi established the definiteness of painting. Among the numerous rules about painting, the nature of Qin Qi*s works lies in the fact that the painter*s disposition and choice are realized through color and brushwork 每 the foundamental thing about painting, in an extremely direct and radical way. Just like the process of oxidizing 每 the chemical reaction between Oxygen and other matters that produces energy, an artist*s work will provide the ordinary painting materials with long lasting appeal.

By Zhang Li
April, 2012