Ora-Ora is pleased to announce our next solo show by Hangzhou-based artist, Peng Jian. The exhibition runs from October 5 to November 13, 2022.
This exhibition will feature Peng Jian’s works from the Harmony, Still Life, Phantom in the Bottle and Growing series. Twists and turns are the common ground across these series of works, specifically the straight lines and curves that dominate each.
The English title, Squaring the Circle, asks the visitor to reconcile some of the opposing forces of line and curve, and to find the meanings in the symbolism of Peng Jian’s work.
Peng Jian’s exploration of twists and turns is not only limited to lines and curves, but also involves social order, the hidden tension between objects, and the overlap between different situations. His works are not completely figurative, but symbolic: “I define different objects within a limited space, seeking meaning in restrained symbolism.” This geometric juggling of opposites within the constraints of logic justifies the title: Squaring the Circle.