Qiu Xiaofei will hold his solo exhibition Pine or Willow at Pace Hong Kong. This is his third solo exhibition with pace, following his 2014 solo exhibition at Pace Beijing, and his 2016 exhibition at Pace New York. The exhibition will open on March 20, 2017, with an artist reception open to the public from 6 to 8pm. This new solo exhibition will present the artist’s latest works on canvas and paper, as well as painting installations. These new works further explore contradictory ideas seen in earlier works, revealing the unresolved dynamic elements within contradictions through repeated depictions of their primal states.
A leading figure of China’s New Generation artists, Qiu Xiaofei has long focused on the inner energy and expressive potential of the act of painting. His subject matter has evolved from iconographic experiments in individual and collective memory in his early period, to explorations of cultural psychology and the social unconscious, and the serendipity and instability that emerge within the painting process. He has found a tense balance between rich, hybridic elements of imagery.