No matter the form, be it installation, action art, or painting, there is always a retaliatory abreaction inherent in Huang Kui's art. The origin of his works seems to be disorderly inanition. Instead the art consists of a sort of sensitivity and attention to detail which expresses a desire to fight against modern politics. His extreme messages suggest poignant revolt; still they manage to maintain goodwill. These pieces are the illustration of the developing group phenomenon, understood through an analysis of individual behavior. Huang Kui is always trying to wake your consciousness with such compelling images; he then leaves you alone with the details to decipher a deeper meaning.Read More
Huang Kui, Born in Renshou, Sichuan Province in 1977, graduated from Sichuan Fine Arts College, Oil Painting Department. Living and working in Shanghai. Recent solo exhibition including: My Projection is Focusing, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai(2011); They still look beautiful, ShanghART at Huaihai Rd 796, Shanghai (2009); AD. 210 I, BizArt, Shanghai (2007). Recent exhibition including Holzwege, ShanghART West Bund Opening Exhibition, Shanghai (2016); TransMedia Art & Fashion Exhibition, Shanghai Sculpture Space, Shanghai (2012); Things From the Gallery Warehouse 3, Huang Kui & Zhang Ding, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai (2011); Shanghai History in Making from 1979 till 2009, Shanghai (2009); The 3rd Nanjing Triennial, Reflective Asia, RCM ART MUSEUM, Nanjing (2008); China! China! China!!! Chinese Contemporary Art beyond the Global Market, Italy (2008); Biennale Cuvée, Weltauswahl der Gegenwartskunst (World Selection of Contemporary), Austria (2008); 52nd International Art Exhibition la Biennale di Venezia Migration Addicts, Italy (2007) etc.
Text courtesy ShanghART.
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