Zhao Yanfeng
What is Rui La Si Ding?
 
 
Article by Zhao Yanfeng
 
 
Rui La Si Ding is an innovation in oil on canvas.
 
It implies the state of man, when in shock the body hair becomes straight. This is due to extreme fear and tension causing a psychological defense and convulsion, also a primary reaction to certain bad omens or feelings. Certain glands in the body secrets certain fluids causing the skin to react by forming goose bumps.  
 
This reaction can not be controlled, it is a phenomenon of the primordial, it is momentary and dramatic, it is the input and output of the nerve signals, it momentarily pauses or speeds up the brain activity, this reaction is personal as well as shared by all human, it has even social significance on a broader level. Even dogs, cats and porcupines have these reflective reactions, when in danger, the hair on the backs of cat and dogs would stand straight, they would also hunch their backs, their bodies go stiff, the pins on porcupines are normally curled but when in danger it would stand straight making it very pin-like.
 
Rui La Si Ding is an expression of the defense “instinct” shared by all biological life. It says “please keep a physical and psychological distance, I have warned you, please be cautious!” The defensive warning expressed in art is similar to the goose bumps of human and the standing pins of porcupine. Also, Rui La Si Ding reflect the defensive reaction to the dangers or disasters on a social level.
 
The social tensions are that of me against you and you against me. Rui La Si Ding illustrates the prettiness of the world in a pin-like way—-the warnings behind the lovely appearance!
 
 
 
Solo Exhibition
2015
Titan’s Feast. Five Godot – Zhang Zhaoying Solo Art Project, EGG Gallery, Beijing, China
2014
Day by Day is Good Day”, J5 art gallery, Belgium
Titan’s Feast, Zhang Zhaoying Solo Exhibiton, Art Guangdong, Guangzhou, China
 
Group Exhibition
2014
Windmills Dedicate to Holland, Touring exhibition in Chengdu, China/ Holland
The Feast of Titan, Academy Art Nouveau Arts Exhibition,  recommended by Fang Lijun, Pang Maokun and Su Xinping, Luohu Art Museum, China
2013
Talose? Talose!, Chinese Future Masters Exhibition, Winshare Art Museum, Chengdu, China
The Feast of Titan, collected by Chongqing Art Museum, Chongqing, China
The feast of collective, Chongqing Biennale, Chongqing Art Museum, Chongqing, China
There is always, “Artists-in-Residence Exhibition of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute”, JXAS Museum, Chongqing, China
The Feast of Titan, “Luo Zhongli Scholarship” winner, Chongqing Art Museum, Chongqing, China
2012
Game Reserves, “The future art pioneer”, 2012 Chongqing Art Museum Artists Invitation Exhibition, Chongqing, China
Blind Date, The 15th Annual Exhibition of Works of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute,  Excellence Award, Chongqing Art Museum, China
NOTHING, “Bazaar Art – Art Star”, Beijing, China
Spread,Guangzhou Art Exposition, Guangzhou, China
Watching the Flowers Across the Shore and Declaration! Declaration?, the 3rd New Star Art, Nanjing, China
Happy journey, the 3rd “Porsche Empowering the Future”, Winner, Chongqing, China
2011
Life? Life!, the 18th Oil Painting Department`s Annual Exhibition of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, First Prize, Chongqing, China
 
Eat? Eat!, the 18th Oil Painting Department`s Annual Exhibition of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, CAEA Library Nominations Award, Chongqing, China
Life? Life! and NOTHING, “Looking into the future”, 2011 Chengdu Biennale Exhibition, Chengdu, China
2010
The Residual Footer, the 14th Annual Exhibition of Works of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute,  Excellence Award, Chongqing, China
Demolition?Demolition!, “the times Cup” China Youth realism Art Exhibition, Beijing, China
 
Awards:
2014
The Feast of Titan, 2014“Unbounded Thinking” Graduates Nomination Award, Shangyang Award, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Spread, “Qichen—2014 Outstanding Youth Art Invitation Exhibition”, Jiayuanhai Art Centre, Shanghai, China
Private space, “2014 the Ivy League Plans” Youth Artists Invitation Exhibition, Inside-Out Art Museum, Beijing, China