I thank my books.
They guide me, help me, and bring me peace.
Although it is a bit troublesome when I move home.
I also made a wish, once the exhibition is over, I want to read books in my book alcove, to experience a different life.
Opening 25 September at Tabula Rasa Beijing, anusman's solo exhibition 胸噫 features a series of recent work on paper, including the aritst's diary drawings, stories inspired from news and real-life events, and illustrated reading notes. As the artist accounts, 'In the past years, I feel that my life is parallel to and in sync with the society; the huge sufferings are echoed in myself as small miseries and confusions. As the show comes to a whole, my response to reality is not alone, but perhaps shared by us all.'
This is anusman's third solo exhibition with the gallery.
anusman (b. 1984) is an artist and illustrator. He is widely considered as the first comic theory scholar in China. He has published dozens of independent comic books, including the best-selling book Mr.Men, and contributed to several well-known magazines as a columnist. His works have been collected by various museums, such as Musée de la bande dessinée d'Angoulême (Paris).
His previous solo exhibitions include Market Street – anusman's One Year (Tabula Rasa Gallery, China, 2019), Joy of Ink (WKLY, China, 2017) and Ignoramus (Tabula Rasa Gallery, China, 2017).
Press release courtesy Tabula Rasa Gallery.