Deeper Strata of Meaning

Chen Linggang, Hu Weiqi, Wang Haichuan

10th Jan - 24th Feb 2019

191 South Suzhou Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China, 200002

The first exhibition of 2019 “Deeper Strata of Meaning” will present a selection of the latest works by the three gallery artists Chen Linggang, Hu Weiqi, and Wang Haichuan. Incredibly rich and complicated in texture, the works on view find common ground in the profundity of expressed thoughts. Their works present visual allegories of many strata of meaning.

Paper, acrylic, oil, egg shells, old photographs and other miscellaneous objects that may have sparkled artists’ inspiration, layered one upon the other as if parallel levels of sedimentary rocks and ancient foundations. They deal with the dynamics of life, societies and human history, featuring intimately personal stories of individuals, communities and whole nations while also processing changes that they have undergone or are undergoing.

Whether it is Chen Linggang’s grid-like collages of compressed and knotted paper, Hu Weiqi’s intricate drawings on eggshells layered under and upon thick coats of oil paint, or Wang Haichuan’s surreal renderings on old black-and-white photographs and wooden doors, their work plays with our perception of history and knowledge, shared heritage and language while adding a tactile dimension to the intangible concepts.

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The first exhibition of 2019 “Deeper Strata of Meaning” will present a selection of the latest works by the three gallery artists Chen Linggang, Hu Weiqi, and Wang Haichuan. Incredibly rich and complicated in texture, the works on view find common ground in the profundity of expressed thoughts. Their works present visual allegories of many strata of meaning.

Paper, acrylic, oil, egg shells, old photographs and other miscellaneous objects that may have sparkled artists’ inspiration, layered one upon the other as if parallel levels of sedimentary rocks and ancient foundations. They deal with the dynamics of life, societies and human history, featuring intimately personal stories of individuals, communities and whole nations while also processing changes that they have undergone or are undergoing.

Whether it is Chen Linggang’s grid-like collages of compressed and knotted paper, Hu Weiqi’s intricate drawings on eggshells layered under and upon thick coats of oil paint, or Wang Haichuan’s surreal renderings on old black-and-white photographs and wooden doors, their work plays with our perception of history and knowledge, shared heritage and language while adding a tactile dimension to the intangible concepts.

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