Until June 10, 2017, A2Z Art Gallery exhibits for the first time in Paris last Gu Xiaoping’s creations, a new reflexion on the change of Chinese society with a work on multiplication of traced lines with china ink.
Born in 1969 in Yangzhou (Jiangsu, China) and graduated from Huadong Normal University and the Nanjing Arts Institute, Gu Xiaoping lives and works in Beijing.
For his works, Gu Xiaoping uses Chinese ink on canvas or sheet of rice paper. He realizes hundreds of horizontal and vertical lines that extend indefinitely on the pictorial surface. Traditionally, Chinese ink is used for paintings of landscapes and calligraphy. But in Gu Xiaoping’s work, it allows creation of an abstract composition, almost monochrome, where suggestions of shadows and landscapes seem to take shape in view.
If the artist calls these works “Ink Lines in Motion“, we find this idea of movement and freedom in relation to a binding operating mode, but which the artist makes alive this.
Today, Gu Xiaoping deconstructs relationship between picture and meaning to introduce a new path in which two complementary movements intersect : self-abstraction and the meditative relationship at work, to become aware of the vertigo of this world contemporary. His paintings are real “murmurs”, as defined by theorist Wang Min’an.
May 13 – June 10, 2017
A2Z Art Gallery
24, rue de l’Echaudé, 75006 Paris, France
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