Pierre Huyghe is a producer of spectacular and memorable enigmas, with works that function more like mirages than as objects. Abyssal Plain (2015–ongoing), his contribution to the 2015 Istanbul Biennial, curated by Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, was installed on the seabed of the Marmara Sea, some 20 metres below the surface of the water and close to...
In the early decades of its existence, New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), founded in 1929, transformed from a philanthropic project modestly housed in a few rooms of the Heckscher Building on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, to an alleged operating node in the United States' cultural struggle during the cold war, and one of the...
Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy.Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...
Leo Gallery Hong Kong is pleased to present—Untitled, a solo exhibition of renowned contemporary Chinese artist Yan Bo.
Seeking freedom in art forms, Yan Bo uses mineral material as the foundation in his work; distances himself from the boundary of rectangular or square canvas and creates works in irregular shape. To him, this is how an artist seeks freedom in creation. Each creation process is a wander to the unknowns. The initial setting was repeatedly tampered, and finally the work is completed with psychological and visual satisfactions.
Yan Bo introduces abstract shapes and colors to his work. After polishing and layering the mineral colors and other mixed materials, the works he accomplished turned into solid objects with multiple dimensions. He constantly tries all sorts of colors and materials to obtain his own painting language, as a result, his work brings us a fresh, genuine and dreamful experience.
'Starting from an inexplicable form; with a long period of inexplicable change; until an inexplicable result appears, this is what my artworks are experiencing.
To me, the process of creation is mysterious; it is a yearning, a constant changing beam of light; it is the excitement of uncovering secrets, but also the puzzles I have laid out in the excitement. I tried to discover it, get close to it, subvert it, discover it again, get closer, then subvert... until the final result appears.
These uncharted traces are the proof of my existence, also the evidence of my soul. I feel the urge of doing this, and I'm happy with it.'—Yan Bo
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