ShanghART Beijing is pleased to present SHEN Fan’s solo exhibition Black & White Confusion on 14th
June 2014. A selection of paintings and ceramic works created in the 1990s will be on view in this black and white tonal exhibition.
In 1998, SHEN Fan made a series of works when he was resident in KEWC near Amsterdam, of which, three groups of black and white flowers will be displayed in this exhibition. Meanwhile, the exhibition will also present his paintings of the same period.
As one of the Chinese artists who participated in abstract art first, Shen Fan’s works are mostly monochrome, especially black and white. In the process of repeating and superposing, his works reveal a sense of free, unconscious, and natural, which spans between minimalism and maximalism.
SHEN Fan was born in 1952 in Jiangyin, Jiangsu province, graduated from Shanghai Light Industry Institute, Fine Arts Department in 1986. He resides and works in Shanghai. Selected exhibitions include The End of the Brush and Ink Era: Chinese Landscape
, True Color Museum, Suzhou (2011); Shanghai
, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, U.S.A.(2010); Out of Shanghai
, Museum gegenstandsfreier Kunst, Otterndorf, Germany (2009); Shanghai Kaleidoscope
, Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), Toronto, Canada (2008); 6th
Shanghai Biennale - Hyper Design, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai (2006); Alien Illusion
, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai (2005); Chinese Maximalism
, Millenium Art Museum, Beijing(2003); The Paintings of Shen Fan – Pioneering Abstraction from Shanghai
, Goedhuis Contemporary New York, U.S.A. (2002); Shanghai Abstract Art Group Show, Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai (2002); Metaphysics 2001
, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai (2002) etc. Recent solo exhibition include Landscape 9210
, SHEN Fan Solo Exhibtion, ShanghART H-Space, Shanghai (2012); Shen Fan's Videos and Paintings Exhibition
, Galerie Carol Johnssen, Munchen, Germany(2011); I have Been Here
, Usher Gallery; The Collection of Lincoln, Lincoln, U.K (2008).
Press release courtesy ShanghART.