SOLO EXHIBITION

Wang Huangsheng:

Boundary/Space

Artist: Wang Huangsheng
15.12 – 17.12/2017

Ink Asia 2017,
Booth P6, Hall 5B
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Wang Huangsheng’s artistic experiments are rich with exploration and inquiry into boundaries and space. If the traditional definition of “boundaries” is tied to the imagery of the dividing line, then Wang Huangsheng’s line paintings and installations break this imagery to reveal new possibilities for interchange between line and space, and thus serve as an expression of contemporariness in visual art.

On the most fundamental level, the line which permeates his works—a rich gift he has received from Chinese classical art—has been bestowed with powerful spatiality, and even become an internal composite element of space. Whether in the two-dimensional Trace Vision and Moving Vision, or the three-dimensional Intertwine, Bounds, Overflowing Light and Division of Space, lines of ink, imprinting or metal coil and intertwine, creating and transforming space like living things. These creations and transformations dissolve the two traditional meanings of the “line” —as the subject of artistic expression, or as a means of depicting the subject. In this way, the line has cast off its self-boundaries in the concept of bi mo (brushwork and ink), and is no longer a servant to the function of providing “outlines” and “mass” to the image. Now it constantly redefines space in its own spontaneous generation and meandering, while also constantly dissolving and transforming itself in this constant redefinition of space.

WU Hung (Professor of University of Chicago, Art history theorist)

ARTWORK

Wang Huangsheng, ‘Vacancy Visions Series V’, Mixed media on paper 王璜生,《空.象系列 – 5》, 綜合紙本, 70 cm x 70 cm, 2015

Wang Huangsheng, ‘Vacancy Visions Series VI’, Mixed media on paper 王璜生,《空.象系列 – 6》, 綜合紙本, 70 cm x 70 cm, 2015

Wang Huangsheng, ‘Vacancy Visions Series VII’, Mixed media on paper 王璜生,《空.象系列 – 7》, 綜合紙本, 70 cm x 70 cm, 2015

Wang Huangsheng, ‘Vacancy Visions Series VIII’, Mixed media on paper 王璜生,《空.象系列 – 8》, 綜合紙本, 70 cm x 70 cm, 2015

Wang Huangsheng, ‘Trace Visions Series I’, Ink on paper 王璜生,《痕.象系列 – 1》, 水墨紙本, 123 cm x 123 cm, 2016

Wang Huangsheng, ‘Trace Visions Series II’, Ink on paper 王璜生,《痕.象系列 – 2》, 水墨紙本, 123 cm x 123 cm, 2017

Wang Huangsheng, ‘Metaphor Visions Series I’, Ink on paper 王璜生,《箴.象系列 – 1》, 水墨紙本, 45 cm x 50 cm, 2017

Wang Huangsheng, ‘Metaphor Visions Series II’, Ink on paper 王璜生,《箴.象系列 – 2》, 水墨紙本, 45 cm x 50 cm, 2017

Wang Huangsheng, ‘Metaphor Visions Series III’, Ink on paper 王璜生,《箴.象系列 – 3》, 水墨紙本, 45 cm x 50 cm, 2017

Wang Huangsheng, ‘Metaphor Visions Series IV’, Ink on paper 王璜生,《箴.象系列 – 4》, 水墨紙本, 45 cm x 50 cm, 2017

Wang Huangsheng, ‘The Wall 20171016’, Ink on paper 王璜生,《牆 20171016》, 水墨紙本, 180 cm x 98 cm x 3, 2017


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