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ALEXANDER OCHS GALLERIES BERLIN | BEIJING

ALEXANDER OCHS GALLERIES BERLIN | BEIJING

Private Gallery
 
ART HK 12 - Chen Guangwu
 
Chen Guangwu
Chen Guangwu
  ART HK 12 | ASIA ONE
Thursday, May 17th - Sunday, May 20th, 2012
Opening Preview: Wednesday, May 16th

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Hall 1, Booth 1X10

Chen Guangwu (*1967) is committed to the traditional practice of calligraphy. On his large-scale ink drawings, he writes Chinese characters on rice paper in a consistent structure and covering the whole surface of the paper. This is repeated in several layers to the point of illegibility. His accurate sequences vary through their differences in colour, as well as through the intensity of his ink application. The very precise method, the constant repetition, the alienation through the overlapping, and the resulting density all point towards a formal approach of abstraction on top of Chen's decidedly conceptual basis.

Myriad readings can be derived from [his] works; the obscuring of language or the occlusion of the meaning of language by working it into a superficial piece of rhetoric, which is absorbed by the senses as an abstract visual rhythm. It requires a closer, more patient look to engage with the subtle nuances of the words that flow through these intricate linguistic webs.

Karen Smith, Art Historian/Curator

Chen Guangwu can be found in the collection of the Museum für Asiatische Kunst der Staatlichen Museen (Museum of Asian Art of the National Museums) in Berlin, in the Swiss Sigg Collection and in the Collection of the NAMOC National Art Museum of China in Beijing.

A brochure will be published on the occasion of the presentation at the ART HK 12, which will include texts by Klaas Ruitenbeek, Karen Smith, and Xia Kejun.

ALEXANDER OCHS GALLERIES BERLIN | BEIJING
No. 255, Caochangdi | Airport Service Road
100015 Beijing

+86 10 8456 2054

Besselstraße 14
D-10969 Berlin

+49 30 240 086 680
www.alexanderochs-galleries.com

For more information please contact us:
Ana Sanchez de Vivar: devivar@alexanderochs-galleries.de

Image:
Chen Guangwu,
Installation view,
ALEXANDER OCHS GALLERIES BERLIN | BEIJING
 
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