He, Xiangyu b.1986 / Sorry Color in Red
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about this work
Through a wide range of media from painting, sculpture and video installation, He Xiangyu playfully explores social criticism in his practice, foregrounding a refreshing humor and process-based approach. The artist’s imaginative and bold experimentation allows him to reveal structural vulnerability in today’s cultural development.

Addressing the viewer directly, I’m Sorry (2013) is a dysfunctional door sculpture with the handle replaced by a heated light bulb - suggesting both a restriction on one’s privacy and refusal of access. The artist explains, “It seems to me that our imagination for the future is reduced to a commitment to the sense of safety, and ultimate goals are simplified for the management of this reality.” The artist also claims that every correction under the guise of such management seems to suppress the conception of collective values.

This work exists in 3 colors, each unique.

Xiangyu He (b.1986, China)

Sorry Color in Red, 2012

Bakelite resin, lamp, wire
Edition 2/3 (Unique red)
190 x 70 x 5 cm.
74 13/16 x 27 9/16 x 1 15/16 in.
White Space, Beijing, China Current Location:
Hong Kong - S SculptureFar East


Tiroche DeLeon Booth
SH Contemporary, Shanghai, China
September 2011


Mingjun Lu, He Xiangyu: Perpetual Order and Material Logic
Distanz Verlag (Book), January 2016, pp. 55

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