Gallery: Alisan Fine Arts (Aberdeen)
Artist(s): Chu Ko, Cui Zifan, Kong Baiji, Li Huasheng
Opening / Event Date: 21 Apr, 2018
Closing / End Date: 28 Jul, 2018
10 Chancery Lane Gallery will exhibit a dual presentation of artwork by acclaimed Chinese artists Shi Guorui and Wang Keping at Booth 1D35, as well as an installation by Vietnamese artist Dinh Q. Lê at Encounters Section 5.
Light Frequencies – Camera Obscura Images of Hong Kong by Shi Guorui
In his latest series, Beijing and New York based artist Shi Guorui (b. 1964 Shanxi, China) has captured Hong Kong’s iconic cityscape. Light Frequencies – Camera Obscura Images of Hong Kong is an artistic representation of a constantly developing and evolving city. Shi uses early photographic technologies known as Camera Obscura to create large-scale pinhole photographs and photograms. He began working on this Hong Kong series in 2014, having worked on the project for more than 3 years shooting multiple facets of the city from various locations. The magnificent Hong Kong skyline looms brilliantly atop Victoria Harbour in stark black and white murals, some nearly 4 meters in length. The results are a visually striking glimpse of one of the most stunning cities in the world. Shi Guorui’s artwork is collected by museums and institutions worldwide, including The M+ Sigg Collection, Hong Kong, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, The M.H De Young Museum, San Francisco, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, Yuz Foundation, Jakarta, and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea.
Birds – Harmony of the Forest by Wang Keping
Presenting a selection of renowned sculptor Wang Keping’s – Birds, Harmony of the Forest, this debut solo exhibition of new works features bird sculptures expressing a personal passion for the artist that he has been working on for several years. In this new series Wang explains, “the form is simple, but the emotion is rich.” The flowing carved wooden shapes alternate between abstraction and figuration, animal and human, primitive and contemporary. Born in China in 1949, Wang Keping emigrated to France in 1984. He is one of the founders of the celebrated Stars Group (Xing Xing), the first free expression contemporary art movement of the post-Mao era. He is decorated with the French “Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres” and his work is collected by the Centre Georges Pompidou, The M+ Sigg Collection, Hong Kong, the Fukuoka Museum, Japan, The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen and Aidekman Art Center, Boston among others.
The Deep Blue Sea by Dinh Q. Lê
In the installation, The Deep Blue Sea, by acclaimed Vietnamese artist Dinh Q. Lê (b. 1968), photography is not merely an image but it is rife with sculptural and conceptual potential. Known for his large-scale photographic weavings and video, Lê has developed an artistic practice that insists on a deeper engagement with the way global crisis is perceived. To create the cascading scroll installation, Lê has appropriated four images from the ongoing boat refugee crises in the Mediterranean Sea. By stretching a single image across 150’ expanse of photo paper, Lê’s photographic installation uses arresting scale to scrutinize the significance of still frames in our collective culture. Dinh Q. Lê lives in Vietnam and holds an MFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York. His work has been exhibited at major institutions and international exhibitions including: Museum of Modern Art, New York; Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, Sydney, Australia; MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas and the Asia Society, New York, among many others. He is the co-founder of Sàn Art in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, where he has been based for the past decade.