Jie, Cui b.1983 / Ground Invading Figure #35
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about this work
Drawing inspiration from movies and pictures, Cui’s works bring to the centre of her canvases the distances and shapes which come to life when two characters meet each other. Cui is not interested in the story or the situation behind the encounter; instead, she offers us a different perspective which focuses on the movement and details rather than content, drawing our attention away from the obvious.

"In the beginning of 2010, before I started painting architectural landscapes, I painted a small canvas, whose content was a few characters’ limbs and movements that expressed a plot in suspension. Afterwards, having left it aside, I always thought I hadn’t finished painting it, until the beginning of the year 2011, when I started feeling interested anew in the painting’s content and thus, from this material, created this series “Ground Invading Figure”.

This series and my paintings of architecture have a commonality: the time span of creation has been very long. Because new ways of looking at them constantly emerged, they seemed to persist existing in an unfinished state and the more I painted the thicker the surface became, and the more layers were added. This is why I initially wanted to emphasize the “layer” within the title of the exhibition.

This series and my paintings of architecture have a commonality: the time span of creation has been very long. Because new ways of looking at them constantly emerged, they seemed to persist existing in an unfinished state and the more I painted the thicker the surface became, and the more layers were added. This is why I initially wanted to emphasize the “layer” within the title of the exhibition." (text by Cui Jie)

Cui Jie (b.1983, China)

Ground Invading Figure #35, 2015

Oil on canvas
100 x 150 cm.
39 3/8 x 59 1/16 in.
Provenance:
Tiroche DeLeon Residency Program Current Location:
Israel - Panorama Storage, Tel-Aviv - B3 PaintingFar East

exhibitions

Ground Invading Figure
START Gallery, Jaffa, Israel
November 2015

publications

Hack Space
k11 Art Foundation (Catalogue), November 2016

Artwork History
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