Oil on canvas, 120x200 cm
In our summer exhibition Chinese* we present well acknowledged international 'Stars' such as Yang Shaobin and Fang Lijun as well as established artists such as Wang Shugang and Chen Guangwu who work in different media.
The classical Chinese ink painting is experiencing a new interpretation in correspondence with Western art as well as the sculptures of Chen and Yang (both cast by Noack, Berlin) also formulate a new relation to European art of the 20th century.
This - within the ratio of the Far East and the West - ongoing discussion is obsolete for the young generation of Chinese artists, since most of them grew up in Europe as in case of Ce Jian or studied in London or Beijing as Lu Song and Zhang Hui.
While it had been difficult to travel in general for the earlier mentioned generation of Chinese artists at the beginning of the 90s - they were challenged to prise open cultural and political isolation. In contrast the young artists, all born in the late 70s and early 80s, work in studios in Berlin and Beijing. Here they create paintings that combine the still perceptible different cultural influences to a perfect fusion.