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2013.12.19 Thu, by Translated by: Fei Wu
Wang Chuan: Locus

Wang Chuan Solo Exhibition: Locus

Thousand Plateaus Art Space (3-5 Southern District, Tiexiang Temple Riverfront, 699 First Tianfu Street, High-Tech Development Zone, Chengdu City, Sichuan Province, China) Oct 26–Dec 15, 2013

Forgotten paths

With his artistic background rooted in traditional Chinese painting, Wang Chuan has navigated the twists and turns of life’s path with the tip of his paintbrush. He has moved from the melancholy of youth to the detachment of geometric abstraction. His brushstrokes have ranged from hard, wide swipes to trembling gossamer strokes. He has shifted from surrealistic spaces which hijack the imagination to the easy dance of ink across two dimensional white surfaces. He set sail in his exploration of foreign styles, only to end up revisiting the accumulated heritage of his own traditions. His name is forever linked with “wounds”. When the last fading light of sunset blushes across her face, will his fluttering brushstrokes still recall that little winding path? And so, farewell.

Wang Chuan, “Shang Shanqi No.2,”ink on paper, 92.3 × 96.5 cm, 2013
王川,《上善栖No.2》,纸上水墨,92.3 × 96.5厘米, 2013

Wang Chuan, “2013A-No.3,” ink on paper, 92.5 × 97 cm, 2013
王川,《2013A-No.3》,纸上水墨,92.5 × 97厘米, 2013

Wang Chuan, “No.8-1992,” oil painting on canvas, 80 × 100 cm, 1992
王川,《No.8-1992》,布面油画,80 × 100厘米, 1992

Wang Chuan, ” City Series No.2,” oil painting on canvas, 120 × 100 cm
王川,《城市系列 No.2》,布面油画,120 × 100厘米, 2010