Abstract painting originated in the United States after the Second World War, popular in 60s, the richness of the formal language and style genre deserved in-depth excavation, exploration and research. Different from figurative paintings, they abandon the narrative theme and the concrete image, with the pure visual pleasure in the picture, the psychological experience presents the artist’s unique individual symbols and their infinite exploration of aesthetics. Today, when Chinese artists practice abstract paintings, they naturally reveal oriental aesthetic elements and traditional Chinese philosophical thinking, this is when abstract art with oriental cultural background was born.
This time, EGG Gallery will present abstract paintings by four potential artists.
Fang Zhiyong exhibits the series of six paintings ”Wandering Soul” which is one chapter of Three Chapter of Ink “Kaiyuan”, ”Wandering Soul”, “Soul Call”, in his paintings, the ink turns into spirit, the gold is taken as potential, take the shape of foil, appears to a wanders states. This work is inspired by the concept of Chinese ancient literature “Interpretation in the Book of Change”：“refined spirit as things, wandering soul as changes”. In the traditional oriental culture, soul is the spirit of things.
The use of scraps which is a common practice used by Yu Yang from to help with his ink strokes carefully, he is adept at reflecting the possible effects after the collapse of ink order, considering the flexible correlation between natural order and artificial order. Rearranging the relationship between space and evenness by the rate of calmness. The combination of various elements fully manifests the free expression of ink and color in random allocation as well as strict geometric order.
For Ge Ziyu, the process of creating is a spiritual practice, he’s obsessed with the pure language of art, exploring the boundaries of space and planar dimensions. He tries to overcome the boundaries of the boundless fuzzy physical and virtual spaces by pondering on the laws of colors.
As Zhang Wei’s mentor, Chen Wenji said: his works show a rational and rigorous connotation. It is his nature to give it some personal energy, the kind of sensitive and self-consciousness , as well as the absolute concentration in his own art world: all of this has lead us through the appearances of the works to see the infinite refined spirit emanated from the artist’s delicate inner world.