PRIMAE NOCTIS
New Perspective in Chinese Painting

23/11/2017 - 19/01/2018

past exhibitions

New Perspective in Chinese Painting

Group exhibition: Liu DIng / Jiahua Qian / He Wei / Liu Wei / Wang Zhongjie
New Perspective in Chinese Painting
As part of its focus this fall on the art of Asia, Primae Noctis is going to present the work of five renownedcontemporary artists – Liu Wei, Liu Ding, He Wei, Qian Jiahua and Wang Zhongjie– whose works reflect the highest points of contemporary Chinese art and suggest theways towards contemporary practitioners move. 
 
Reinterpreting the techniques and styles of earlier artistic traditions,assembling different means towards a more conceptual view of Arts, these artistsgreatly express the newest artistic styles in which Asian art is evolving. Featuring printmaking, painting, sculpture, installation and video art, the group show aims tolook close to this Oriental window as one of the world’s richest visual traditions.
 
By considering the continuing power and role of both traditional and innovative visual techniques, this fresh interpretative survey of Chinese experimentalart engages Liu Wei’s conceptual revisitations, artworks and installations produced through a process of tinkering and manipulation in order to make continuous significant alterations, like any other form of matter does.
 
Constantly challenging the conventional context of artists’status, Liu Ding’screations involve critical thinking while investigate the various mechanisms and rulesof the art system. According to his sense of value and his reflections, the artist tests all the various relationship between artworks and other types of objects, beforefurther extending its scope to understanding the full range of production relationships in the art system.
 
The file rouge of conceptualistic art practice continues with a more recentgeneration of artists like He Wei, Qian Jiahua and Wang Zhongjie, whose art blursthe boundary between figuration and abstraction. While He Wei observes the worldaround him and develops virtual sketches, following a well-detailed creative scheme,where everything is the calculated fruit of the mind's empire before exploding as astrong migrane in his psyche, Qian Jiahua and Wang Zhongjie move from animpeccable minimalism dominated by symmetry and balance in whicheverything is order and silence, and where colors and shapes become more and moreintense and definite.
 
This exhibition revolves around key artists active across China and internationally, whose creations aim to forge reality free from ideology, to establishthe individual apart from the collective polity, and to define contemporary Chineseexperience in universal terms, It looks at a bold contemporary art movement that agitates for the sweeping social transformation that has brought China to the center of the global conversation.
 
Exhibition view
Psycho

He Wei

Psycho

2016
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Psycho
2016 - Oil, acrylic, marker on canvas - 150 x 210 cm

Satelliti

Liu Wei

Satelliti

2006
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Satelliti
2006 - Wood and Metal - 45 x 80 x 50 (each) - 3 pieces

Psycho 37

He Wei

Psycho 37

2016
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Psycho 37
2016 - Oil, acrylic, marker on canvas - 150 x 210 cm

Afterglow

Jiahua Qian

Afterglow

2016
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Afterglow
2016 - Acrylic on canvas - 200 x 160 cm

Pork

Liu Ding

Pork

2016
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Pork
2016 - oil on canvas - 180 x 160 cm

Chrysanthemum

Liu Ding

Chrysanthemum

2016
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Chrysanthemum
2016 - Oil on canvas - 180 x 160 cm

Mango

Liu Ding

Mango

2016
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Mango
2016 - Oil on canvas - 180 x 160 cm

Seconds - 19

Jiahua Qian

Seconds - 19

2014
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Seconds - 19
2014 - Acrylic on canvas - 120 x 85 cm

Ghost

He Wei

Ghost

2017
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Ghost
2017 - Oil, oily ink on canvas - 160 x 133 cm

My eternal soul, redeem your promise, in spite of the night alone, and the day of fire

He Wei

My eternal soul, redeem your promise, in spite of the night alone, and the day of fire

2017
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My eternal soul, redeem your promise, in spite of the night alone, and the day of fire
2017 - Oil, oily ink on canvas - 120 x 165 cm

Interno

He Wei

Interno

2014
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Interno
2014 - Oil, acrylic, marker on canvas - 100 x 150 cm

Tear me apart and watch it burn

He Wei

Tear me apart and watch it burn

2017
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Tear me apart and watch it burn
2017 - Oil, oily ink on canvas - 119,5x140 cm

2017-1-5

Wang Zhongjie

2017-1-5

2017
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2017-1-5
2017 - Oil painting - 120 x 150 cm

 2017-1-2

Wang Zhongjie

2017-1-2

2017
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2017-1-2
2017 - Oil painting - 100 x 120 cm

2017-1-3

Wang Zhongjie

2017-1-3

2017
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2017-1-3
2017 - Oil painting - 120 x 150 cm