Hong Kong’s 10 Chancery Lane Gallery is pleased to introduce Beijing artist Wang Guangxu, curated by Tang Zehui, in his first Hong Kong solo exhibition.
Innovative artist Wang Guangxu creates sculptural works using magnets and iron ore. Having been featured in the UCCA exhibition “The New Normal” last year, he is one of the most exciting young artists to explore the use of unconventional materials in China. Wang describes himself as an intermediary in the process of his creation. The magnetic force allows the artist only a certain amount of control as the materials act to self-organize themselves. It is an indirect and hidden power that determines the work and releasing his control allowed him to begin to find the infinite possibilities of his process. The artist stated “I naively wanted to control the material but later I found out that not controlling it actually gives more possibilities. The material and I are on equal level and in many situations the material can tell me what to do.”