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Solo show: Wang Chuan: Refocus:Dragon, Solo Exhibit (over)

23 April 2011 until 20 June 2011
  Wang Chuan: Refocus:Dragon, Solo Exhibit
  Pékin Fine Arts

Pékin Fine Arts
No.241 Cao Chang Di Village Cui Ge Zhuang,Chaoyang District
100015 Beijing
China (city map)

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Artist Statement:

“From my perspective, an artist makes split-second personal choices that irrevocably determine the outcome of his/her artistic output and practice. Cartier-Bresson called this ‘The Decisive Moment’. My new series, “Refocus: Dragon” refers to this act of choosing in a split second a particular frame capturing only what I have seen.

In my latest work, “Refocus: Dragon”, I’ve gone in search of “dragons”, wherever I can find them, in many unexpected places, around Beijing. While chasing dragons, I discovered many things. I found new dragons made to look old, and often wondered, “Why embellish already old sites with fake new dragons?”

“Why am I finding many more dragons than I could ever imagine?

“Why does the dragon give us a warm feeling of familiarity and personal orientation?”

“Does the appearance of the dragon increase sales?”

I am collecting dragon visual imagery around Beijing, and enlarging pixels to refocus my data, in hopes of more closely capturing my split second choices during my on-going investigation.

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