Artist: Wang Ling
Curator: Kelvin Huang
Duration: 2021. 03. 27 — 04. 25
Open Hours: 11:00 - 18:00
Venue: Kui Yuan Gallery, No.9, Xuguyuan Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou (广州市越秀区恤孤院路9号 逵园艺术馆)
Nearby metro station: Dongshankou, Line 1 or 6
Excerpt of Foreword by curator Kelvin Huang
Art had been seen as the mirror of the nature until the the European Enlightenment, and then considered as the mirror of the reality or the society afterwords. In our time equipped with the unprecedented “proximity technology”, we, in turn, are in need of the observation distance created and offered by art.
Wang Ling’s creation offers another dimension for a proper distance for observation. With “viewing” as the long-lasting cutting point, from “gazing” to “overlooking”, she manifests in various forms the complex relationships among technology, nature, humanity, and society. The viewers are invited to reconsider all the views through her photo-like images. Through the lens shaped by light and shadow and her brushes, we bring our own knowledge and experience, we face the nature and life with a simpler, and more authentic perspective, talking to the eternal, and the present. This exhibition includes three groups of Wang’s works, among which the use of overlapping, displacement, the virtual and reality are superimposed on one and another, gradually present the many visible and invisible in life.
When you are in the exhibition hall, you are brought along by Wang Ling’s brushes: in front of the windows, behind the curtains, in the shadows, or outside the light beams. The time passes through our eyes is the space, the history and the present, the reality and the illusion, the stars and the trees, the view outside the window and the window in mind. We view the world and life with the artist’s eyes, and at the same time, our inner self is mirrored and reflected in viewing and facing each other. This is our way of viewing the world, art, and self.
Born in Wuhan, Hubei. B.F.A graduated from the Oil Painting Department of Hubei Institute of Fine Arts in 1997. M.F.A graduated from the Fine Arts Department of South China Normal University in 2003. She received the Highest Award of “The 2nd Art Exhibition by Guangdong Young Generation” in 2007, received the Highest Award of “Growing - Shanghai Youth Biennial” in 2013, and received the Li Tiefu Academic Award in 2020. Her works collected by Guangdong Museum of Art, Hubei Museum of Art, Tsinghua University Art Museum, Luohu Art Museum, 21 Space Art Museum, Mingyuan Art Museum, 53 Art Gallery, Fine Arts Literature Art Center and private collection. Now she works and lives in Guangzhou.
2021 Viewing In Context, Kui Yuan Gallery, Guangzhou, China
2020 About 172g, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
2019 The Letter A is Black, 5 Space, Wuhan, China
2010 New Youth, Hubei Museum of Art, Wuhan, China
Selected Group Exhibitions
2020 The 7th Exhibition of Guangdong Contemporary Oil Painting, Art Museum of Guangzhou
Academy of Fine Arts/Jiangmen Art Gallery, Guangzhou/Jiangmen, China
2020 Kincheng Bank, Wuhan Art Museum, Wuhan, China
2020 The South is Not an Island, OCT-Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen, China
2020 Documenta 2020 Windows in Pandemic, Tsinghua University Art Museum, Beijing, China
2019 By the Pearl River - the 4th Canton Artists’ Night, Taigu Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
2019 Rolling Green in China - Social Welfare Art Project 2019 Shenzhen, Artron Museum of Art,
2019 Dimensions and Elements - The Contemporary Female Art Exhibition of Shenzhen, Hong
Kong and Macao, Luohu Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
2019 Crossover - The Experience of Intersection, Exhibitions of Celebration the 70th
Anniversary of China, Wuhan Art Museum, Wuhan, China
2019 Chinese and Western Paintings - Collection Exhibition of Hubei Museum of Art, Hubei
Museum of Art, Wuhan, China
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