2010
Beijing View, Gretz Gallery, Melbourne, Australia, August 2010

Artists: Zhang Hongkuan

 

 

 

 

 

Chart Anne Graham & Tony Scott, William Wright, Sydney, August 2012

Both artists also take the human body as their principal subject matter. Tony explores the mechanisms of the body, its failures and various kinds of medical intervention and instrumentation from the modern scientific repertoire but also traditional healing tools including charts and models related to acupuncture points. Anne often deals with grooming, ornamentation and covering for the body even on occasion felting costumes from animal hair. She uses instruments connected to hair care and has a spectacular collection of combs and related wooden shapes. Her interest extends to related forms such as tools for housework and gardening including brushes, picks, shovels and rakes.

Tony Bond Sydney August 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

Drawing Dust, Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, 2010

Artists: Martin King, Damian Smith, Karen Casey, Jayne Dyer, Jill Orr, Catherine Woo, Tony Scott

 

 

 

 

 

Kitsch & Kinky, Front Line Contemporary, Shanghai, 23 October – 3 November

Artists; Liu Zhuoquan, Huang Xu, Wayne Warren, Deng Yifu, Jayne Dyer

The artists use the readymade, transformed more or less into another language and presented as quirky, witty commentaries on contemporary life. Modification of the utilitarian function of the ready-made/found object to express an artistic concept is nothing new – post Duchamp. These artists adopt a socio-cultural transformative premise which reflects contemporary values – environmental issues, consumerism, materialism, conservation of heritage, personal and cultural identity.

俗气&古怪, Front Line Contemporary, Shanghai

艺术家们使用现成品表达他们的观点。物质化的成品被他们技巧性地转化为语言表达,以这样诡异但是诙谐的解说阐释了艺术家们对当代生活的理解。

藉以具有实用功效的现成品(生活中随处可见的物品)来表达艺术性的概念并不新奇,例如后杜尚风格即为这样的艺术表达方式。

这些艺术家们运用“社会文化的转变”这个前提,反映了变化中的当代价值观及社会注点:例如环境问题、消费主义、物质主义、历史遗迹的留存争议、

个人和文化认同感及城市暴力问题。

牛睿智策展人

Reg Newitt Curator

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hu Qinwu – New Abstraction from China, Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney 2010

There are enormous canvases with subtle layers of colour – in some works rich reds and blues lie underneath the greys, blacks and whites of the grid of dots. Recently, however, he has removed colour almost entirely in favour of a subtle muted palette of greys. He doesn’t want too many elements occupying the surface – there is an increasing simplicity and purity in these works.

They are at once abstract and not abstract, meditative pieces which evoke the colour field works of Mark Rothko in their power to engulf and immerse the viewer.

Luise Guest interviewed Hu Qinwu in his Beijing studio on March 24, 2011

 

 

 

Power Nests – Zhang Hong Kuan, Artereal Gallery Sydney, 6- 30 July 2011

 

 

 

 

Two Voices, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane, Australia, 25 September 2009

Artists: Gonkar Gyatso, Huang Xu

Beijing View 14
Beijing View 14

Zhang Hong Kuan, 2010

Beijing View 13
Beijing View 13

Zhang Hong Kuan, 2010

Bike 2
Bike 2

Zhang Hong Kuan, 2010

Bike 8
Bike 8

Zhang Hong Kuan, 2010

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New Health Plan Blood Pressure
New Health Plan Blood Pressure

Tony Scott, 2012, Wooden Art, Blood Pressure Gauge size variable

New Health Plan Incontenence
New Health Plan Incontenence

Tony Scott , 2010 , Incontenence Sheeth, Potty size variable

The Forbidden City
The Forbidden City

Anne Graham, Installation size variable, 2012

Footprint – detail of Forbidden City
Footprint – detail of Forbidden City

Anne Graham, Installation size variable, 2012

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Damian Smith and Tony Scott
Damian Smith and Tony Scott
Damian Smith
Damian Smith
Damian Smith and Martin King
Damian Smith and Martin King
Karen Casey
Karen Casey
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ACHILLES
ACHILLES

Wayne Warren, 2010, shoes, bracelets, plastic, paint

Lust
Lust

Huang Xu, 2009, Iron Pipe, Beads, 60 x 17 x 17cm

And Then We Dream
And Then We Dream

Jayne Dyer, Neon Lights, Installation Size Variable, 2010

Acupuncture Chart Arms
Acupuncture Chart Arms

Tony Scott, Ink on Book Pages, 20 x 16 cm, 2010

Deng Yi Fu
Deng Yi Fu

Guns, Books, Perspex, Screws 23 x 17 x 10cm 2005

Self Portrait Bottles,
Self Portrait Bottles,

Liu Zhuoquan, Mineral Pigments Various sizes, 2010

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Untitled
Untitled

Hu Qinwu, 2009, Acrylic on Canvas,120 x 120 cm

Untitled-Red
Untitled-Red

Hu Qinwu, 2008, Acrylic on Canvas, 150 x 150 cm

Untitled
Untitled

Hu Qinwu, 2010, Acrylic on Canvas,120 x 120 cm

33
33

Hu Qinwu, 2009, Tempera on paper, 175 x 45 cm

Dark space
Dark space

Hu Qinwu, Acrylic on Canvas 100 x 140cm, 2009

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Power Nest 9
Power Nest 9

Zhang Hong Kuan, 2010

Power Nest 2
Power Nest 2

Zhang Hong Kuan, 2010

Power Nest 1
Power Nest 1

Zhang Hong Kuan, 2010

Power Nest 10
Power Nest 10

Zhang Hong Kuan, 2010

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Gonkar Gyatso, Jan Murphy Gallery
Gonkar Gyatso, Jan Murphy Gallery
Shambala in modern times
Shambala in modern times

Gonkar Gyatso, 2010

Fragment Plastic Bag No 19
Fragment Plastic Bag No 19

Huang Xu, 2007, C- Print , 66 x 100 cm, Ed 11 of 12, 2AP

Huang Xu, Jan Murphy Gallery
Huang Xu, Jan Murphy Gallery

Installation view

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