Gallery: Alisan Fine Arts (Aberdeen)
Artist(s): Yi Kai, Wu Shaoxiang
Opening / Event Date: 22 Sep, 2018
Closing / End Date: 15 Dec, 2018
***Please note that this exhibition is the inaugural show at the new gallery space and will be held at G/F 41 Gough Street, Central***
Pig Nation – A Story of Humanity
On January 12 until February 17, 2019 A2Z Art Gallery present a solo exhibition with Takashi Hara entitled “Pig Nation – A story of Humanity” at their Hong Kong space to coincide with the Zodiac year of the Pig which will be celebrated on February 5th 2019. A2Z Art Gallery are also exhibiting a solo exhibition with the artist in Paris in February 2019 as part of the Japonsime program.
The artist’s works show a deep emotional connection with humanity, positioning his symbolic pig characters in settings and situations that unsettle the dust on some situations shedding light on to others and causing a deeper level of audience engagement. Each artwork is created with a unique pig character. Gestural, abstract expressionistic portraits and surrealist paintings and sculptures work together so that each individual pig has it’s own DNA like characteristics, personalisation’s, unique features, colour speckles body shape or figurative forms. The pigs are imperfect; in terms of setting and foreshortening the artist opts for abstraction and naturalistic application to his technique echoing the reality that life is also not perfect and neither is society.
As with the Surrealists who sought to channel the unconscious, Takashi refuses to be weighed down by taboos. The power of his personal imagination that dreams up topical narratives and the scenes he creates for the pig figures to explore draws us all along on their journey with them.
Gallery: Hanart TZ Gallery
Artist(s): Yan Shanchun, Cao Xiaoyang
Opening / Event Date: 19 Oct, 2018
Closing / End Date: 4 Jan, 2019