Honglei , Yu b.1984 / Black Dragon River
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This series of works transforms the space into a public bath with his serial relief panels in Chinese totem. The panels in fluorescent hue of blue and green are carved with cranes. Their necks gesticulated in the peculiar twist, and the style reminiscent some of the old-fashioned ornament on the Chinese city landscape. Each of the panels is coupled with a bath sprinkler and its water spray petrified into the bead curtains. Surrounded by the public bath ornaments are the sculptural characters standing on the “futuristic superstore pallets”. With standing sculptures on the green pedestals, YU poetically emphasized on the perception of making sculptures, and again created a strange connection of different objects, in which he provides an enchanting echoing womb that generates a new approach of conceptual oeuvres.

Yu Honglei (b.1984, Inner Mongolia)

Black Dragon River , 2016

Stainless steel, metal piece, acrylic, fiberglass, acrylic paint
Overall dimensions:: 235 x 230 x 45 cm.
Overall dimensions:: 92 1/2 x 90 9/16 x 17 11/16 in.
Antenna Space, Shanghai, China Current Location:
Hong Kong - K11 Art Foundation Mixed Media Wall WorkFar East


Glow Like That
K11 Art Foundation
27/03/2019 - 13/05/2019

Yu Honglei-Swallow Century
Antenna Space, Shanghai, China
07/08/2016 - 09/05/2016

Frieze Art Fair
New York, USA
May 2016 - August 2016


Glow Like That
K11 Art Foundation (Catalogue), March 27, 2019

Christie Chu, Discover These 7 Exciting Young Artists at Frieze London 2016
Artnet (online), October 2016
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Molly Gottschalk , 11 Artists to Watch at Frieze London
Artsy.net (Online), October 2016
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Artsy Editorial, The Top Emerging Artists of 2016
Artsy (Online), December 2015
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