Tang Contemporary Art Bangkok is proud to present Chen Yufan's Solo Exhibition in Bangkok. This exhibition is an important overview of Chen's work over many years and over the course of his career, highlighting both of his classic works as well as his more recent mixed media and installation works. Some notable pieces showcased will include Becoming One, Derivative, Real Facade, Ideal Place, Cut Landscape, Imprecise Landscape, Thrown into the Sky, 3998, and Source, which reflect the artist's multi-layered visual and spiritual realms–transforming form to medium, concept to the method, and material to space.
Subtle observations and perceptual experiences of constant changes and shifts in time and space from Chen's environments are sources for the artist's work. While Chen was born in Putian, Fujian, he studied in Fuzhou, and then later worked in Hangzhou and Shanghai. Through his journey, changes in time and space were not only regional concepts, but these changes are also influenced by history, real structures, and cultural demands from his surroundings. As a result, Chen has the experience and observed his own evolution: 'This space is not simply physical, it is more of a psychological migration. The dimensions of physical space cannot be changed, but we can attempt to change our own mental and spiritual spaces.'
Continuing the admixture of time and space, the forms of Chen's works are three-dimensional yet variable—his two-dimensional paintings and his installations have an intrinsic connection. The migrations of the colours, points, and lines on the plane become ways of changing space and time. Continuing time gives forms volume and weight in space, and space is no longer a flat image; it is a physical presence.
The fluid spatial realms presented in Chen's work invite the viewer into an open vision, which exists in the present, yet requires embedding oneself in history or a temporal-spatial setting. Chen's work shows us an artist's creative evolution, while also providing a broader spiritual outlook. In essence, the course of human existence is a river that brings together disparate elements and is constantly changing, and every living being wandering in it can uncover great wisdom and passion.
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Press release courtesy Tang Contemporary Art.