Gallery: Axel Vervoordt Gallery
Artist(s): Angel Vergara
Opening / Event Date: 18 Nov, 2023
Closing / End Date: 16 Mar, 2024
JUAN FORD | JIANG CHUAN | QIN WEN | YAO LU | ZHU YIYONG
August 1 – September 14, 2015
Galerie du Monde is pleased to present a curated exhibition of conceptual oil paintings by Juan ford, Jiang Chuan, Zhu Yiyong; chromogenic prints by Qin Wen and Yao Lu. This magnificent exhibition explores the relationship between human and the natural environment. It will be staged from August 1 – September 14, 2015
About Juan Ford
Born in 1973, Ford lives and works in Melbourne. In 2001, he received a Master of Art, by research, from RMIT University. He has had over 20 solo exhibitions since 1998, at institutional, public and commercial galleries and artist-run spaces. He has shown work in many group and survey exhibitions, nationwide and internationally. Juan Ford’s practice has consistently been engaged with opening up new possibilities for realism in painting. Ford enjoys exploiting the limited shortcomings of the dull, officially sanctioned dialogue between painting and its would-be executioner, photography, in order to develop new potential for realism. While his work evolves and varies across time, it characteristically involves an examination of the human figure and its relationship to its environment.
About Jiang Chuan
Jiang Chuan (b.1983) was born in Dalian, Liaoning Province of China. He Received BA in Mural Painting at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing in 2002. In 2004, Jiang Chuan received First Prize for his painting “Shadow” at the Year of Excellence Opus Exhibition by Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing and received First Prize for his painting “N” at the Year of Excellence Opus Exhibition at the Central Academy of Arts in 2005. In the past ten years, his works have been exhibited extensively in both solo and joint exhibitions throughout China. Jiang Chuan creates a romantic and mysterious atmosphere with his new paintings to trace back the old memories. Viewers can immerse themselves into the dark green forests on the canvas. The visually fascinating paintings can transport you to his resplendent utopia.
About Zhu Yiyong
Zhu Yiyong (b.1957) was born in Chongqing, Sichuan Province of China. He studied oil painting at the highly acclaimed oil painting department of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in China in 1977, in the first class of students to be admitted after the Cultural Revolution. He has participated in international art fairs including Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Taipei, Art 13 London, Los Angeles Art Show. The grey scale oil paintings explore the effects of pollution on China’s modern urban landscapes. Zhu uses a layer of thin paint on the finished work, before creating texture by applying further paint to emulate specks of dust. Zhu makes use of light treatments to highlight the gradual change of the different layers.
About Qin Wen
Born in Chongqing, China and currently the Chairman of the Chongqing Wide Margin Picture Salon, he first began working in photography in 1971. He has exhibited extensively throughout China, Taiwan, the United States and Australia. His “Go big mountain” series had been collected by Chongqing International Convention and Exhibition Center. His photography shows the metaphor of sad sentiments towards the lost environment and old culture in China.
About Yao Lu
Born in Beijing and educated at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, where he is presently professor of the School of Design, he is the winner of the 2008 BMW – Paris Photo Prize for contemporary photography and was shortlisted for the Prix Pictet in 2009. His works have been exhibited extensively throughout the world and include the Royal Academy of Arts, London, with solo exhibitions in Beijing, New York and at the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul, Turkey. Resorting to the classics of traditional Chinese mountain-and-water paintings and applying digital technology, Yau replaced the modernized landscape and ancient people’s paintings, which bring out the great contradiction and conflict.