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Contemporary By Angela Li
2014.06.28 Sat - 2014.07.26 Sat
Opening Exhibition
06/28/2014 18:00
G/F, 248 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong(香港上環荷李活道號248地下)
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Du Yuqing – Each According to its Kind
[Press Release]

Du Yuqing – Each According to its Kind

Opening Reception: 6.00 – 8.00 pm, Fri 27 June 2014


G/F, 248 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Exhibition Duration: 28 June – 26 July 2014

Website: www.cbal.com.hk


From 28 June to 26 July, Contemporary by Angela Li presents young artist Du Yuqing’s solo exhibition – Each According to its Kind, a series of works that he attempts to go beyond a realistic and meticulous style of depiction. To him, over-emphasizing directivity and skills is an ostentatious constraint to creativity. He fuses unexpected and bizarre elements onto the canvas as a way to observe their dynamism of mutually existing in time and space. The mass yet spontaneous production of artworks has given the artist an opportunity to refine his ideas and affirm his creative direction.

Du Yuqing was born in Liaoning Province, China in 1982. In 2009, he obtained MFA in Oil Painting from Luxun Academy of Fine Arts in Liaoning Province. He participated in the Busan Biennale in Korea in 2011 and also exhibited his artworks in Beijing and Shanghai.

Suspended Imagery and Collaged Images

Cang Xin

“There are a few key terms for the decoding of Du Yuqing’s art: disjointed time, virtual space, the juxtaposition of psychology and reality, the attempt to create a grasp of the true existence of a moment within a fragmented scene.

First, a spectacle figure is turned into a case protagonist within a self-made time and space, using self-supposed elements to deduce a reality: “Within the level of the present, man is wrapped in layers of uncertain energy, roaming awareness and unknowable events, which emerge as fragmented memories.”

Second, unique individual experience defines the relationship between the spatiotemporal setting and the figure, alluding to the process of life as an elaborate, compelling stage arrangement, with the people and things within carrying out secret tasks, tasks which define Du Yuqing’s probing of the meaning of existence: “the swallowed limbs”, “the sword swallowers”, “the person watching the target”, “the child at play” and the others all construct the possibility for the decoding of the meanings produced by each character.

Du Yuqing has used brilliant staging techniques to create a series of semantic codes that are at once unfamiliar and enticing. I have only decoded part of the meaning, and am at a loss to generalize this work. I hope that more viewers can join in this game of decoding.”

Selected Works in the Exhibition

Untitled, Oil on Canvas, 150 x 180 cm, 2012
無題, 布面油畫, 150 x 180 cm, 2012

Untitled, Oil on Canvas, 100 x 200 cm. 2012
無題, 布面油畫, 100 x 200 cm, 2012

Rationalist, Oil on Canvas, 200 x 200 cm, 2012
理性者, 布面油畫, 200 x 200 cm, 2012

About Contemporary by Angela Li art gallery

Founded in 2008, Contemporary by Angela Li has been dedicated to the promotion of contemporary and avant-garde artists from China and around the world. The gallery has held successful exhibitions for Chen Jiagang, Chen Wenling, Tony Oursler, Shi Jindian, Peter Steinhauer and Nancy Chu Woo, to name but a few. In January 2013, the gallery moved to a bigger space at the trendiest part of Hollywood Road, with 2,000 sq. ft. of newly renovated exhibition space. The gallery shall continue to hold quality exhibitions for local and international audiences.