Title Ambiguity – Hang Chunhui 2017
Duration Jun.24 – Aug.6, 2017
Opening Jun.24 (Sat.) 3pm
Venue
Asia Art Center  Beijing 

Ambiguity – Hang Chunhui 2017

Every stage of Hang Chunhui’s creative career carries an attitude to experiment and reinvent traditions, an approach that consistently changes and reconstructs itself. The exhibition presents the artist’s latest artworks of 2017.

There is a verse in “Yuefu Poetry” that reads “as hibiscuses roses are veiled by misty dews, glimpses of lotuses remain in ambiguity.” “Ambiguity”, the word expertly captures the illusions as induced by morning mists. The ancients have an extremely delicate way of experiencing visual stimuli, as imaginations of what beauty is often wander back and forth between “similarity and dissimilarity”; the equivocal approach is not only a poetic gesture but rather a way to see. Hang Chunhui’s Ambiguity is an exceptionally contemporary approach to creating and where a way of seeing lies; explicit definitions are not sought after, instead, visual complexities are perceived through dulled senses. The artist wanders between tradition and modernity while attempting to meld together the two, which is a visual game with tinges of Zen as realized in the spirit of pure aesthetics of Ni Zan as proposed in his verse “the free-flowing brushstrokes aim not to achieve similarity”.

Hang Chunhui never confines the artwork to be either abstract or representational but instead constructs an ambiguous territory of looking between the two-dimensionality of “painting” and the three-dimensionality of “sculpture”. Through the reflective qualities of paint as visible in the practice of colors, Hang Chunhui combines changes in light projections with linear rolling motions of sculpture to construct a “paradoxical” way of viewing. Visual logics along with the artist’s concepts introduce again the notion of “ambiguity”; this form of “ambiguity” is a return to the examination of “painting” and “sculpture” which finds its roots in the reveries of conceptual beauty. Hang Chunhui’s art can be viewed as a visual curiosity from the East but also a standpoint of contemporary creatives.

ON-SITE
ARTWORKS

Corner-No.2

Corner-No.2

Corner-No.1

Corner-No.1

Temptation

Temptation

Temptation (detail)

Passion

Passion

Passion(detail)

God’s Word

God’s Word (detail)

God’s Word (detail)

Black Pearl-No.4

Black Pearl-No.9

Black Pearl-No.9

Black Pearl-No.10

Black Pearl-No.10

Black Pearl-No.11

Black Pearl-No.12

Corner and Grey-Ten Degrees

Corner and Grey-Ten Degrees (detail)

Angle and Grey-Five Degrees

Angle and Grey-Five Degrees (detail)

The Banquet (A)

The Banquet (A)

Daily Series-Red Mosaic and Light Red Deskto

Daily Series-Red Mosaic and Light Red Deskto

Warm-No.1

Warm-No.1

Warm-No.2

Warm-No.2

Daily Series-White Desktop

Daily Series-White Desktop

Daily Series-White Mosaic and White Desktop

Daily Series-White Mosaic and White Desktop

If You Can See, You Will not Need This Piece of Writing

If You Can See, You Will not Need This Piece of Writing (detail)

Blue Pearl

Blue Pearl

Blue Pearl (detail)

Outside the Window No.1

Outside the Window No.2

Outside the Window No.3

Summer

Summer

Untitled

Untitled

Dot Matrix-No.1

Dot Matrix-No.1

Dot Matrix-No.2

Dot Matrix-No.2

Ambiguity

Ambiguity


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