White Space Art Asia, in collaboration with Heng Artland Gallery, brings to you an August Preview show in Singapore. The show features four new contemporary Chinese artists.
Du Xue is one of the most promising young artists we have come across. She has an instinct for composition and her works exhibit an unselfconscious flow of motion. Du Xue paints mainly with acrylic and oil on silk. This is a relatively difficult medium to work with, as silk has different absorbency compared to traditional oil painting canvas. Du Xue represents the third generation of artists we work with from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, where she is currently enrolled in the post-graduate program.
Huang Hong Tao recently held a successful solo exhibition in Shandong, China. His technique is a distinct break from traditional Chinese ink and he is rapidly building a name for himself as one of the most iconic of the young generation of Chinese ink painters. Huang Hong Tao is from the Heilongjiang region of China’s northeast provinces. Growing up in the rolling hills of this vast territory, he has a deep attachment to the land from which stems his “Nameless Hills” series. Huang Hong Tao was the youngest ever member accepted into the China Artists’ Association.
Ma Yong Qiang’s carefully composed works are created with sand on canvas. Call it cosmic or atomic; there is a kinetic energy and perpetual motion in his creations. The grains of sand are almost like particles and atoms somehow made visible to the human eye. The shapes are always melting away, just as you might imagine holding a ball of sand in your hands and watching the grains fall away. Yet, the sand does not disintegrate – the grains in Ma‘s creations are in transition, being gathered up and reformed into a new shape. Form and formlessness, creation and recreation – this gives his mixed media canvasses a dynamic sense of movement and life.
Dreamlike, whimsical and borderline disturbing, Zhao Ya Nan perfectly captures the angst and struggles of the eighties generation in modern China. Go beyond the surface to interpret his dreamscapes and delve into a world seen through eyes of wonder, as well as fear and aspirations. Look carefully and what you think is a potted plant in the backdrop, might actually be in the shape of a nuclear mushroom.
237 South Bridge Road
6 August, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Drinks and Canapes will be served