Primo Marella Gallery is pleased to present “Chen Shaoxiong + Liu Ding”, an exhibition that shown the last artworks by two of interesting artists from China.
Chen Shaoxiong and Liu Ding are conceptual artists that start to collaborate some years ago for “Project without Space”. In this project, each artwork is created through the combination of new media and painting. The project would like to investigate the interaction between contemporary Chinese art and the history of the western art.
Chen Shaoxiong (1962, Guangdong) is an artists that works starting from a traditional technique like the ink on paper and re-work it in a contemporary way. “Collective Memory” series are large size canvases painted through artist’s fingerprints and they are the most famous series of Chen Shaoxiong. About this series the artist said:
Everyone has memory about the environment where he stays. The memory includes personal experiences and the time that nobody can evade. (…)Photos are memorial records, which allow people who share the same memory to identify themselves while looking at them. (…) In this modern time, the changing of environment is faster than the changing of human being’s memory.
Liu Ding (1976, Changzhou) is one of the young artists who more stand out in the international contemporary art scene, tanks to his sharp shrewdness, his deep art knowledge and an extraordinary aesthetic sensibility and expressive ability. The exhibited artworks are the last pieces of a series of researches Liu Ding is working since some years: starting from his own art practice and pieces, the artist create new artworks:
The idea is to reflect on my own thinking and practices as an artist. To use my own works (material manifestations of my ways of thinking about art and life) as the sources for discussions and critical examination.