Artist(s): Francis Bacon, Adrian Ghenie, Zeng Fanzhi, George Condo, Yukimasa Ida
Opening / Event Date: 2 Jun, 2022
Closing / End Date: 30 Nov, 2022
Ora-Ora is pleased to present Winter Romance, a double exhibition by contemporary artists Liu Qi and Pan Wenxun. The exhibition, on view from 21 January to 6 March, kick starts the gallery’s programming for the New Year presenting positivity and passion with Romanticism.
The Romantic movement also known as the Romantic Style and Romanticism, is a literary period spanning roughly from 1790–1850 and characterized by a celebration of nature and the common man, a focus on individual experience, an idealization of women, and an embrace of isolation and melancholy. This period dominated Western literature and arts in the late 18th century, and highlighted the link between art and romance. In the East, Romanticism encompasses a broader sense of indulgence and poetic fantasy; in Eastern art, it is embodied through white space and poetry, whether with verse or strokes. Both Liu Qi and Pan Wenxun explore their idea of romance through ink paintings which depict their individual artistic methods and shared values of devotion and skill.