Bi Rongrong’s solo exhibition Fiction Landscape will be opened on December 17th, 2016 at A Thousand Plateaus Art Space. As a young artist with active experimental spirit, Bi Rongrong extends the boundary of visual art with an unusual and keen sense of creation. The exhibition will display her latest much anticipated works.
Bi Rongrong's Fiction Landscape is a single whole work, inculding works in different medias and their mutual relationships, mainly composed of three parts: woven works, paintings and installations. At the same time, all of works in this exhibition space can be regard as an entirety, and the Fiction Landscape as one unity contains both vision and sound, itself is also in collaboration with sound artist Pan Chong.
The works came out of artist’s personal experiences in different cities. From visual perception, Bi Rongrong choose abstract symbols in countless landscapes, such as the detail of a scenery, the shape of a building, or the colour lump after a fleeting sight on the street ... She used these symbols as brush strokes in Chinese traditional landscape paintings: at first, same with brush strokes, symbols can imply the author's inner feelings, visual rhythm, and the most importantly, the traces of overall memory revealed in the moment of painting. Secondly, in her weaving, painting and installation works, these 'brush strokes' are not a direct description as the traditional landscape paintings, but a conversion by hand-made process. Therefore the transfer channel from internal to external form has been changed in order to reflect artist’s life and inner experience at present. Finally, she coped with the urban landscape as the natural scenery, and this is not an escape from direct painting, but an acceptance of contemporary identity–such acceptance is a deeply understanding about traditional Chinese landscape painting as well as the foundation and key of natural wisdom that it represents. Ultimately, Bi Rongrong's works as a whole, not only becomes a sublimation of her personal experience, but also provides a youthful way of perception connected with the past in this era.
The exhibition will last until February 28th, 2017, and we will continue to launch reports and documentation during this period. Opened at the same time, Feng Bingyi's solo exhibition Cold Truth will be on display at A Thousand Plateaus Art Space. Please pay attention to the relevant information.
Press release courtesy A Thousand Plateaus Art Space.