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Being Time, The Time Being: Ye Hongxing’s Latest Series

Ye Hongxing

1st November - 30th December 2019

191 South Suzhou Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China

For her 5th solo exhibition in Shanghai, Art+ Shanghai Gallery is honored and excited to present Ye Hongxing’s ‘Being Time′ The Time Being’.

A relentless portrayer of contemporaneity, Ye Hongxing is a fearless experimenter, a polymath who picks up any media of her choosing and creates a piece of art that inspires awe, be it an intricate oil painting, a series of marble sculptures, staggering colorful installations, or sticker and stone collages.

The latest series presented for the exhibition verge on the abstract, prismatic colors, almost surrealistic combinations informed by pop aesthetics. Still loyal to the favored technique of collage, Ye Hongxing unveils for the first time ‘Diamonds and Rust’ and ‘Red Curtain’, new series of acrylic paintings with fragmental incorporation of stickers and various textile adhesives. Objects swoop and swirl around the fantastical landscapes that seem to borrow other-worldly logic of gravitation.

She continues her line of work with stickers producing new series ‘Ksana’ with an updated black-and-white color-palette. The series features something not-quite-flower, not-quite-animal, floating mid-air, as though mid-way through physical transformation. Ksana series suggests a portrait of an ‘instant’ stolen from eternity. The figures of ‘Ksana' merge into one another, while certain parts reappear to morph back into the canvas itself, it is a moment of constant becoming captured and framed with Ye Hongxing’s artistic vision.

This concept of time and being interlaces with ‘Diamonds and Rust’s kaleidoscopic color planes, and shines through myriads of stickers in ‘Ksana’. In her attempt to portray an instant and eternity, she plays with metaphysical, reflects on her thoughts and emotions, records and creates memories at the same time as she works on her painting. She leaves space on her canvas for the spontaneous encounters with her subconscious and sober observations of her aware mind.

‘Being Time, The Time Being’ is at the same time simple and complex for understanding. It is about the architecture of time and awareness of a luminary mind of where he or she stands in it. This solo show is a spacetime continuum where the artist expresses the wilderness of her imagination and turns her poetic, philosophical, and a bit esoteric thinking into bold and loud colors, daring combinations, and intriguing forms. She revisits the subjects and motives of her almost 20-year practice, re-evaluates the ideas of accumulation and personal growth, re-examines the concept of linear and chaotic, relative and absolute, and finally elaborates on the cosmology of human’s relationship and all beings.

The new series leave an impression of something vast, magnificent, sacred, mysterious and simply beautiful. They appeal to our minds, senses, and memories on a more profound level, therefore, before stepping into the exhibition space a healthy exercise would be to forget the logic of every day, revise the Theory of Relativity, phase-out of ‘your’ spacetime continuum and effortlessly fall into the rabbit hole.

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For her 5th solo exhibition in Shanghai, Art+ Shanghai Gallery is honored and excited to present Ye Hongxing’s ‘Being Time′ The Time Being’.

A relentless portrayer of contemporaneity, Ye Hongxing is a fearless experimenter, a polymath who picks up any media of her choosing and creates a piece of art that inspires awe, be it an intricate oil painting, a series of marble sculptures, staggering colorful installations, or sticker and stone collages.

The latest series presented for the exhibition verge on the abstract, prismatic colors, almost surrealistic combinations informed by pop aesthetics. Still loyal to the favored technique of collage, Ye Hongxing unveils for the first time ‘Diamonds and Rust’ and ‘Red Curtain’, new series of acrylic paintings with fragmental incorporation of stickers and various textile adhesives. Objects swoop and swirl around the fantastical landscapes that seem to borrow other-worldly logic of gravitation.

She continues her line of work with stickers producing new series ‘Ksana’ with an updated black-and-white color-palette. The series features something not-quite-flower, not-quite-animal, floating mid-air, as though mid-way through physical transformation. Ksana series suggests a portrait of an ‘instant’ stolen from eternity. The figures of ‘Ksana' merge into one another, while certain parts reappear to morph back into the canvas itself, it is a moment of constant becoming captured and framed with Ye Hongxing’s artistic vision.

This concept of time and being interlaces with ‘Diamonds and Rust’s kaleidoscopic color planes, and shines through myriads of stickers in ‘Ksana’. In her attempt to portray an instant and eternity, she plays with metaphysical, reflects on her thoughts and emotions, records and creates memories at the same time as she works on her painting. She leaves space on her canvas for the spontaneous encounters with her subconscious and sober observations of her aware mind.

‘Being Time, The Time Being’ is at the same time simple and complex for understanding. It is about the architecture of time and awareness of a luminary mind of where he or she stands in it. This solo show is a spacetime continuum where the artist expresses the wilderness of her imagination and turns her poetic, philosophical, and a bit esoteric thinking into bold and loud colors, daring combinations, and intriguing forms. She revisits the subjects and motives of her almost 20-year practice, re-evaluates the ideas of accumulation and personal growth, re-examines the concept of linear and chaotic, relative and absolute, and finally elaborates on the cosmology of human’s relationship and all beings.

The new series leave an impression of something vast, magnificent, sacred, mysterious and simply beautiful. They appeal to our minds, senses, and memories on a more profound level, therefore, before stepping into the exhibition space a healthy exercise would be to forget the logic of every day, revise the Theory of Relativity, phase-out of ‘your’ spacetime continuum and effortlessly fall into the rabbit hole.

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