Tang Contemporary Art is proud is announce our new group exhibition “Fragment with Dusty Light” opening on June 4th, 2022. We shall present excellent pieces from seven artists: Chen Yujun, Rodel Tapaya, Marion Bataillard, Niam, Qin Qi and Wu Wei.
I was trying to love matter.
I taped a sign over the mirror:
You cannot hate matter and love form.
---- Louise Glück, “Archaic Fragment”
Pure conversational tones are often limited, as Glück said in her poem, fragmented records of the new have replaced eternal moments of the old. Matter and form have become fragmented signs or chaotic slogans, their presentation altered completely within different contexts and repetitions. The artists from this show use their works to catch glimpses of live and self, presenting an obstinate form of beauty through the touch of matter and the conversations of form. The regrouping of these fragmented images and textures resulted in Li Qing’s editing of secular landscapes, Rodel Tapaya’s mingling of myth, life and textual tensions, Chen Yujin’s taciturn yet scopious views of life, Qin Qi’s reconstruction of the rules of painting, Wu Wei’s sensual touch to the grafting of traditional cultural perceptions, Niam’s remodeling of scenic and color experimentations, and Mation Bataillard’s delicate portrayal of urban delights. Together they build a new visual link from a fragmented cycle; supported by perpetual numerical documentations of matter and form, they establish visual and narrative principles outside the laws of disorder.
Through these works, the capture and depiction of fragments resemble the redefinition of residual value. Their dusty light is the wisdom of a reserved mindset. Tantalizing visualizations of a diaspora of fragments draw attention and understanding. There is no change in either observation or scenery in a repeated loop, yet we still strive to be that one keen observer, who blurs the boundary between capture and scrutiny. In our pursuit, these works become the undefined anchor points, providing a haven from the worldly sight we are so keen to envision.
Li Qing Hill (Central Park Plaza, Beijing) Oil on canvas 69 x 56 x 3 cm 2022
Li Qing Our Giant Egg (Sunrise Kempinski Hotel Beijing) Oil on canvas 69 x 56 x 3 cm 2022
Li Qing In the Clouds Antique wooden window, oil paint, canvas, plexiglass 193 x 90 x 6.5 cm 2022
Rodel Tapaya Capital B Acrylic on canvas 193 x 152.4 cm 2017
Rodel Tapaya Even the longest day has its end Acrylic on canvas 152.4 x 121.9 cm 2021
Rodel Tapaya Remedy Acrylic on canvas 193 x 152.4 cm 2021
Niam Second Moment of Step Acrylic on canvas 120 x 120 cm 2022
Niam Second Moment of Sensitivity Acrylic on canvas 120 x 120 cm 2022
Niam Second Moment of Light Acrylic on canvas 120 x 120 cm 2022
Marion Bataillard Totalité Totality Tempera on woodboard 170 x 100 cm 2019-2021
Marion Bataillard Vie silencieuse Silent Life Tempera on woodboard 150 x 60 cm 2019-2021
Chen Yujun Room 502 No.170418 Acrylic and woodboard on canvas 147 × 121 cm 2017
Chen Yujun Room 502 No.171225 Acrylic and woodboard on canvas 65 × 65 cm 2017
Chen Yujun Family Politics 1-2455610 Paper collage on fabric 167 x 141 x 4.5 cm 2018 - 2019
Chen Yujun Family Politics 1-2455608 Paper collage on fabric 167 x 141 x 4.5 cm 2018 - 2019
Qin Qi Folk music Oil on paper 77 x 107.5 cm 2021
Qin Qi Yellow and blue trousers Oil on canvas 205 x 150 cm 2019
Qin Qi Crabs and Lobsters Oil on canvas 60 x 90 cm 2022
Wu Wei Continuous Stripes Paper on wood 90 x 110 cm 2022
Wu Wei Protruding Shapes Paper on wood 185 x 155 cm 2022
Wu Wei Attachment Metal, Plastics, Paper 130 x 60 x 56 cm 2021