JANUARY 2013
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
INK ASIA HK 2016: ‘Illustrious Ink’ Curated by Peng Jie
Karin Weber Gallery
15 Dec - 18 Dec 2016
Opening Reception : 15 Dec 2016, 18:00 - 21:00
Booth D12, Hall 3G, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
INK ASIA HK 2016: ‘Illustrious Ink’ Curated by Peng Jie

Karin Weber Gallery and curator Peng Jie present an exquisitely curated exhibition, ‘Illustrious Ink’, for Ink Asia 2016. The exhibition showcases fine ink works by five Mainland Chinese artists: Qian Zhong Ping, Zhu Ya Mei, Wang Yi Chu, Li Ji Kai and Yang Fang Tao.
The featured artists’ styles are distinctive yet subtly interconnected. The female artists Zhu Ya Mei and Wang Yi Chu both come from families with a strong artistic tradition. Zhu’s landscape transcends the mundane with its calmness and naturalness. Wang sees in her dots and lines rhythms that are connected to demarcate an innovative space. Transformed and perfected among the depicted landscapes, both artists reenact their distinctive realms.
Qian Zhong Ping’s ink and colour works deserve deliberation. The everyday use of colours and distinctly simplistic composition of figures highlight a sense of internal tension. The works are consummated with humour, the robust figures are allegorical and imbued with the nuanced character of the literati. Li Ji Kai’s fan paintings are as untrammeled as Rabelais’ Gargantua and Pantagruel, the myriad figures indulge in rhapsodic delights. Strange are the figures and estranged are they from each other, much like the lonesome stars that shine upon them in a cold wintry night. This crisp sense of chilling detachment resonates in Yang Fang Tao’s works. Maze-like paths under heaven freeze into a frame for the viewer to engage in a process of retrospection.
Aptly named ‘Illustrious Ink’, the exhibitions brings together the illustrious realms of the artists’ mindscapes that are connected and constructed by ink.


About the Artists:

Qian Zhong Ping (b. 1966)
Qian graduated with a Master’s Degree in the Art Department of Capital Normal University in 2000. He currently teaches in the Department of Art at Central China Normal University. Qian Zhong Ping’s works are collected by Pinyi Art Museum, Beijing; Tianda Yunhua Art Museum, Beijing; Yangmotang Art Museum, Nanjing; Fine Arts Literature Centre, Wuhan; YX Art Space, Wuhan; Chu Tian Art Group and other art institutions and private collections.

Zhu Ya Mei (b.1969)
Zhu graduated from the Fine Arts Department of Huaqiao University, with a major in Chinese Landscape Painting in 1989. She taught at the Academy of Fine Arts of South Central University for Nationalities from 2012 to 2015. Zhu Ya Mei’s works are collected by the National Art Museum of China, Beijing; Today Art Museum, Beijing; Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai; Zhu Qizhan Art Museum, Shanghai; Phoenix Publishing & Media INC., Nanjing; Hubei Museum of Art; Wuhan Art Museum; Yangmotang Art Museum, Nanjing; Pinyi Art Museum, Beijing and other art institutions and private collections.

Wang Yi Chu (b.1973)
Wang graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from East China Normal University. She currently teaches in the Department of Fine Arts of East China Normal University. Wang Yi Chu’s works are collected by Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai; Deke Erh Art Center, Shanghai; Zhu Qizhan Art Museum, Shanghai; Guan Shanyue Art Museum, Shenzhen and other art institutions and private collections.

Li Ji Kai (b.1975)
Li graduated with a Master’s Degree, majoring in Oil Painting, from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute. His works are collected by the Red Mansion Foundation, The Franks-Suss Collection, London; Museum of Contemporary Arts, Singapore; Long Museum, Shanghai ; China Minsheng Bank, Shanghai; Today Art Museum, Beijing; SZ Art Center, Beijing; He-Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen; RCM Art Museum, Nanjing; Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing; Qinghe Art Museum, Nanjing; Center of Contemporary Art, Shangdong; Fine Art Literature Art Center, Wuhan; Wuhan Art Museum, Wuhan; Hubei Art Museum, Wuhan; United Art Museum, Wuhan, and private and public collections worldwide.

Yang Fang Tao (b.1985)
Yang graduated from the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 2008, and has shown widely in Guangzhou, with some initial exposure in Beijing and Shanghai.


About the Curator:

Peng Jie (b.1977)
Curator and founder of Shenzhen-based art consultancy HUXIA PRJOECTS, Peng Jie holds a MA from the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts and a BA from Huazhong Normal University. Before setting up his own consultancy, Peng was active as the Executive Vice Director of the Zhi Art Museum in Chengdu, and Head of Research and Curation at the OCT Art and Design Gallery in Shenzhen, and Curator in Guangdong Art Museum.

0
0
Karin Weber Gallery


G/F, 20 Aberdeen Street, Soho, Central, Hong Kong
art@karinwebergallery.com

Opening Hours:
Monday - Saturday : 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sunday : by appointment only

Website:
www.karinwebergallery.com

Other Exhibitions
Abstract Expansion by Alberto Reguera
Alberto
12 Sep-06 Oct 2013
From Coast To Coast
Tina
15 Nov-07 Dec 2013
Myanmar Art In Transition
26 Nov-26 Nov 2013
Embracing Mutations: Fashionable Wearable Haptic Interfaces
27 Nov-27 Nov 2013
Alice and friends
Andrea
11 Dec-11 Jan 2014
Brief Encounters
08 Apr-30 Apr 2014
The Invisible Visible
13 May-27 Jun 2014
Transformation
07 Aug-07 Sep 2014
Le Bon Temps
Wang Gang
11 Sep-05 Oct 2014
Lodge of Tranquility
Zhu Jingyi, Annie Wan Lai-kue, Yang Fei
31 Oct-12 Dec 2014
A Trove of Small Treasures
Brainrental, Tina Buchholtz, Vincent Ip, Fay Ku, Carmen Ng, Willi Siber, Wang Xiaoluo & Xue Mo
17 Dec-17 Jan 2015
‘A Touch of Glass’
Angela Glajcar, Michal Macků
10 Apr-09 May 2015
The Substance of Shadows
Jonathan Thomson
03 Jun-04 Jul 2015
Masters of Myanmar: New Works by Aung Myint and Min Wae Aung
07 Jul-15 Aug 2015
The Road: Photography Exhibition by Tse Ming Chong
Tse Ming Chong
29 Sep-10 Oct 2015
Black + White
19 Aug-22 Sep 2015
Soundscapes: New Works by Karina Wisniewska
16 Oct-13 Nov 2015
Concealed Spaces: New Works by Tina Buchholtz
01 Dec-16 Jan 2016
Fay Ku: Arcadia
Fay Ku
16 Mar-23 Apr 2016
Shifting Surfaces: Group Show by German Artists
Willi Siber, Angela Glajcar, Udo Nöger and Tina Buchholtz
06 May-11 Jun 2016
A Hong Kong Everyday
Brainrental, Elvis Yip Kin Bon and Joyce Lung Yuet Ching
08 Jul-20 Aug 2016
Paperscapes: New Works by Wong Chun Hei Stephen and Eric Fok
Stephen Wong Chun Hei, Eric Fok
12 Oct-31 Oct 2016
'Stalker' Liu Feng Solo Exhibition
Liu Feng
07 Jun-16 Jun 2017