Gallery: Axel Vervoordt Gallery
Artist(s): Ryuji Tanaka
Opening / Event Date: 19 Oct, 2019
Closing / End Date: 1 Feb, 2020
Sin Sin Fine Art is delighted to present “Unearthed”, an exhibition featuring French artists: Antoinette Rozan and Wensen Qi/ Vincent Cazeneuve. For the Opening Reception, we are honored to have a world renowned magician, Stefan Leyshon to share his magnificent art with us.
The word unearth implies bringing to light something forgotten or hidden. It is often an artist’s plight to dig deep into their own psyche and explore further with their medium in order to give forms to their discoveries. This is what both Antoinette and Wensen have done in their own separate ways. Through their works, they attempt to unearth the hidden bind between nature and human being: as a reminder, and inspirations to us all.
Antoinette Rozan’s bronze sculptures reflect strong emotions and deliver messages on the sheer essence and instincts of life: vitality, life force and energy. For her, nature is a mirror. She hopes her work would convey what she has discovered in her life and artistic journey: not to judge ourselves too much and to find joy in life. She was born in Paris in 1970 and currently lives and works in Hong Kong.
Wensen Qi’s recent bodiless lacquer works are inspired by the humble sacks of rice burlap that were patiently darned by an old lady in Sichuan. He was immediately touched by their raw, yet poetic beauty. For him, these lacquer paintings are primitive representations of abstract deities from mysterious civilizations that never existed, an emanation of spirituality without gods. Works where the tactile softness of polished lacquer meets the rough texture of rust, cement, ash creating a complex and rich visual sensation. Wensen was born in Toulouse in 1977. He currently lives and works in Chongqing, China.
Stefan Leyshon is a franco-british artist. He has been performing on stage as a magician since the age of 11. Making his first national television appearances on French national television at the age of 18, he has since appeared in over 300 TV performances. As a truly versatile artist, Stefan is also one of the most coveted figures in the world of corporate events. He has been designing contemporary magic creations for major brands such as Chanel, Cartier, and Renault on the Champs Elysees. In contemporary art, his works with Charles Matton, Fabien Chalon, Robert Wilson, Pierre and Marianne Nahon and Emmanuel Perrotin have given him the opportunity to create his unique approach to magic. Often call upon by major fashion and luxury companies for appearances, he has been the magic ambassador for Louis Vuitton for over 18 years, and regular host of prestigious events, including the Shanghai world expo.