Guo Hongwei, Li Shurui, Yang Xinguang b.1982; 1981; 1980 / Rural Poetics
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about this work
The installation "Rural Poetics" features a pair of folding screens by Guo Hongwei, an abstract painting by Li Shurui and a carved wooden sculpture by Yang Xinguang. 

The collaborative piece sets to explore the relationship between artist studio/studio practice and the surroundings - in this case, the village Black Bridge, where the artists live. The folding screens borrow their form from Chinese Ping Feng furniture which re-configures the living space by guiding the viewer through various passages and extensions. Guo Hongwei's screens present beautiful landscape photos of their studio's surroundings, showing a change of seasons. Li Shurui's op-art painting discloses the possibility of interpreting the artist's mind as it is inspired by the surrounding nature, while Yang Xinguang's sculpture demonstrates the intense labor that reflects the artist engagement with space.

"As a dealer and previously curator, I have not seen another work that brought together a group of artists working in different media, using varied  methodologies but shares many in spirit and aesthetics. All three are all highly sought after artists, for their distinctive performance in their own art forms." (Leo Xu)
 

Guo Hongwei, Li Shurui, Yang Xinguang (b.1982; 1981; 1980, China)

Rural Poetics, 2015

Acrylic on wood panel, glass, pine, lacquer, a set of 4 folding screens with painting and sculpture on top
Each screen : 230 x 120 x 4 cm.
Each screen : 90 9/16 x 47 1/4 x 1 9/16 in.
Provenance:
Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai, China Current Location:
Switzerland - Basel - S InstallationFar East

exhibitions

Frieze
London, UK
October 2015

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