PRIMO MARELLA GALLERY

Chen Shaoxiong + Liu Ding

Liu Ding / Chen Shaoxiong

20 February - 10 April 2013

Chen Shaoxiong + Liu Ding
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.
The Remaining Landscape 2

Liu Ding

The Remaining Landscape 2
2007
Nail colour, mirror acrylic
Cm 122 x 183

The Remaining Landscape 2
2007 - Nail colour, mirror acrylic - Cm 122 x 183

The Remaining Landscape 1

Liu Ding

The Remaining Landscape 1
2007
Nail colour, mirror acrylic
Cm 122 x 183

The Remaining Landscape 1
2007 - Nail colour, mirror acrylic - Cm 122 x 183

The Remaining Landscape

Liu Ding

The Remaining Landscape
2007
Nail colour, mirror acrylic
Cm 122 x 183

The Remaining Landscape
2007 - Nail colour, mirror acrylic - Cm 122 x 183

Collective Memory

Chen Shaoxiong

Collective Memory
2012
Ink on canvas
Cm 118 x 178

Collective Memory
2012 - Ink on canvas - Cm 118 x 178

Collective Memory

Chen Shaoxiong

Collective Memory
2012
Ink on canvas
Cm 120 x 176

Collective Memory
2012 - Ink on canvas - Cm 120 x 176

Collective Memory

Chen Shaoxiong

Collective Memory
2012
Ink on canvas
Cm 120 x 180

Collective Memory
2012 - Ink on canvas - Cm 120 x 180

Collective Memory

Chen Shaoxiong

Collective Memory
2012
Ink on canvas
Cm 120 x 180

Collective Memory
2012 - Ink on canvas - Cm 120 x 180

Collective Memory

Chen Shaoxiong

Collective Memory
2012
Ink on canvas
Cm 176 x 134

Collective Memory
2012 - Ink on canvas - Cm 176 x 134

Collective Memory

Chen Shaoxiong

Collective Memory
2012
Ink on canvas
Cm 120 x 180

Collective Memory
2012 - Ink on canvas - Cm 120 x 180

Collective Memory

Chen Shaoxiong

Collective Memory
2012
Ink on canvas
Cm 120 x 235

Collective Memory
2012 - Ink on canvas - Cm 120 x 235

Collective Memory

Chen Shaoxiong

Collective Memory
2012
Ink on canvas
Cm 170 x 252

Collective Memory
2012 - Ink on canvas - Cm 170 x 252

A Story Told to Me by Wang Luyan

Liu Ding

A Story Told to Me by Wang Luyan
2012
Cotton, rope and paper
Cm 240 x 160

A Story Told to Me by Wang Luyan
2012 - Cotton, rope and paper - Cm 240 x 160

Experience and Ideology No. 9: 04June,1994

Liu Ding

Experience and Ideology No. 9: 04June,1994
2012
Photography
Cm 105 x 128

Experience and Ideology No. 9: 04June,1994
2012 - Photography - Cm 105 x 128

We always fail to describe this chaotic world of ours

Liu Ding

We always fail to describe this chaotic world of ours
2012
Wood, rope and mirror
Variable dimensions

We always fail to describe this chaotic world of ours
2012 - Wood, rope and mirror - Variable dimensions

Untitled

Liu Ding

Untitled
2012
Video installation. Tv set and a stainless steel water basin
Variable dimensions

Untitled
2012 - Video installation. Tv set and a stainless steel water basin - Variable dimensions