Form Consumption Over Substance Reflection

Jan 9, 2017 - Mar 5, 2017 Group Exhibition

Opening: Jan 8, 2017 16:00 Sunday
Artists: DING Li , SHANG Liang , XU Dawei , CHEN Ying
Address: MadeIn Gallery
MadeIn Gallery is pleased to present Form Consumption Over Substance Reflection an exhibition of new paintings by Chen Ying, Ding Li, Shang Liang and Xu Dawei, opening on January 8th until March 5th, 2017.

“Art has the power to create an illusion on the substance of things. – Charles Darwin” The title Form Consumption Over Substance Reflection explores the fructuous relations between the imagination brought by the art and the understanding of the substance of things. “Consumption” nowadays represents a certain enthused cultural attitude, a desire for possession. “Form Consumption” embraces admiration, gaze, thought and intention of owning paintings; more important, it refers to the research and development initiated by the artists on forms of painting and visual language.

Through a selection of works by four artists, the exhibition presents the new practice and exploration on painting language of a young generation. Each of them presents different techniques: Chen Ying’s landscapes superimposition and reconstruction, Ding Li’s multi-elemental contextual painting, Shang Liang’s mutative bodies, Xu Dawei’s supernatural spaces, all reflect the artists’ painting language exploration and innovation.

The exhibition therefore constitutes another call: “instead of thinking, once should act”. This isn’t a closed formulation but an open sentence structure that can be reiterated. Consumption stimulates thinking, thinking incites action and action builds substance. Emphasizing on the enthusiasm generated by “form consumption”, the exhibition delves again issues on new substance, reflection and acting.
INSTALLATION VIEWS
ARTWORKS
  • Untitled | DING Li

    Painting, Other | Oil on canvas, spray paint | 140 × 190 cm | 2016

  • Untitled | DING Li

    Painting, Other | Oil on canvas, spray paint | 130 × 160 cm | 2016

  • Untitled | DING Li

    Painting, Other | Oil on canvas, spray paint | 190 × 140 cm | 2016

  • The Real Boy No. 21 | SHANG Liang

    Painting | Oil on canvas | 166 × 129.5 cm | 2016

  • The Real Boy No. 10 | SHANG Liang

    Painting | Oil on canvas | 116 × 142 cm | 2015

  • Untitled | DING Li

    Painting, Other | Oil on canvas, spray paint | 80 × 80 cm | 2016

  • The Real Boy No. 25 | SHANG Liang

    Painting | Oil on canvas | 158 × 129 cm | 2016

  • Native Land | XU Dawei

    Painting | Acrylic on canvas | 180 × 530 cm | 2016

  • Totem | XU Dawei

    Painting | acrylic on canvas | 120 × 160 cm | 2016

  • Barren Land | XU Dawei

    Painting | Acrylic on canvas | 150 × 300 cm | 2016

  • Quarry No.2 | XU Dawei

    Painting | Acrylic on canvas | 110 × 200 cm | 2016

  • Distance | XU Dawei

    Painting | Acrylic on canvas | 200 × 300 cm | 2016

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