China Nexus, Stella Downer Gallery, Sydney, 23 July – 23 August 2011
Artists: Gao Ping, Hu Qinwu, Huang Xu, Lao Dan, Liu Zhuoquan
Chinese Nexus brings together five innovative artists who are at the forefront of the contemporary art movement in Beijing: GAO PING, HU QINWU, HUANG XU, LAO DAN and LIU ZHUOQUAN. Each artist has a distinctive style and creative process but common to their practice is a search for meaning and spirituality beyond the political and material. Although these artists emulate a contemporary aesthetic, references to traditional scholarly techniques and feeling for poise and order convey an enduring Chinese sensibility.
Stella Downer Sydney 2011.
Liu Zhuoquan, 2010, glass bottles, mineral pigments, set of 8
Huang Xu, 2010, Photograph
Chinese ink on rice paper, 2010
Hu Qinwu, 2010 ,acrylic pigment on handmade paper, 111 x 78 cm