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03/30/2013 17:00
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Resemblance Upon Looking Back: Dai Mouyu and Lu Chi Dual Exhibition
[Press Release]


FQ Projects is very pleased to present Dai Mouyu and Lu Chi’s work: drawings on paper, and glass sculptures. In these two completely different mediums, the works commonly express the artists’ creative processes, which involve temperament and the endurance of physically strenuous experiences, as well as the perfect combination of controlled logic and innovation.

Dai Mouyu, “Heart of the Rain,” fine point on paper, 73 x 103 cm, 2012-13. 戴牟雨,“雨中发心”, 针管笔纸本,73 x 103 cm, 2012-13.

Looking at Dai Mouyu’s paper works, one can feel the beauty in the coexistence and balance of emotion and reason. In his exquisite style, the detailed lines and flowing forms gathered together release a steady, yet freely tense and relaxed, strength. At the centre of the works is the conflict and unity within times of change, which really relates to the artist’s self. This is a part of Dai Mouyu’s constant attempt to expound and understand himself. The placid waves on the surface display the depth of his potential, ups and downs of the past trained him to not panic, and shaped his cautious and meticulous style of painting. His work is comprised of understanding the self as well as life; this is a process of conflict and conflict elimination, understanding and being understood.

Dai Mouyu, “Gather for a Common Cause,” watercolor, 37 x 27 cm, 2013.
戴牟雨,”一事一聚”, 水彩, 37 x 27 cm, 2013.

Dai Mouyu’s work not only shows “beauty”, but also allows viewers to have a perspective on his creative attitude behind his drawings, and through this thorough consideration and understanding, these seemingly “delicate”works deliver a force, a belief.

Lu Chi is regarded as part of China’s first batch of glass sculptors, and over the past decade of studying and creating glass art herself, she has developed her own understanding and unique style of glass art. Connected and leaking, her unique style is meticulous and complex. The works themselves, whether referring to the shape or gloss colour, all have to go through a journey of repetitive steps to be created, to foster an appreciation for the smooth lines and bright colours of the artwork. The artwork’s colourful brilliance, irregular magnificence, reflects the artist’s elegance and prudence. In order to grasp a better understanding of these seemingly delicate, but actually thick and solid works, we visited Lu Chi’s studio, learned the process behind creating a series of glass sculptures, and learned that it demands more than just creativity; it is a strength and endurance challenge, especially for a female sculptor, and also requires a dedicated spirit. At the same time, the savvy and delicate nature of a woman gives the works a special control of colour and style. Her newest series 《Journey》was produced after she travelled around the world, bringing the experiences of her travels back to her studio, creating her own “travel scenery”.

FQ exhibition view, 2013
FQ 展览场景,2013

Dai Mouyu was born in Guangdong province in 1975 and currently lives and works in Shanghai. His photography work has been exhibited in several major exhibitions: Lianzhou International Photography Festival, Guangzhou Photography Biannual, Taipei MoCA, Shanghai Duolun Art Museum, Shanghai Art Museum, etc. FQ Projects is pleased to display his new drawings.
Lu Chi is a pioneer and witness of the Chinese contemporary glass art movement. In 2003, she got the very first MFA degree in Glass Art in all of China, from Tsinghua University. In 2007, after she finished her extracurricular education in the United States, she set up the first personal glass studio and became the first professional glass artist in Mainland China. In 2008, Lu Chi built up the “LuChi” glass jewellery line. In 2009, she built up a luxury brand of glass tableware named “LuChi” in Shanghai with the Shanghai Glass Company. As an international glass artist, her work can be found in collections all over the world. Lu Chi’s sculptures have been collected by the V&A Museum, the China Pavillion (EXPO), and so on.

Resemblance Upon Looking Back – “Door,” 43 × 28 × 8.5cm

Resemblance Upon Looking Back – “Night of Shanghai,” 46 × 28 × 10 cm