day|LIGHT – Dawei Wang

2020-01-06 13:46     新华文化网/www.cqnewsw.cn

Opening Reception:Jan10,Friday,5-7pm,2020
Exhibition:Jan10-Jan24,2020
YUI Gallery:131 Eldridge St,New York,10002
 
Sunlight,2019,Mixed media on canvas,20cm x 25cm
       YUI Gallery is pleased to present day|LIGHT, an exhibition of paintings by New York based artist Dawei Wang. This is the artist’s third exhibition in New York with YUI gallery.
Living in cities, Wang observes moments when people are immersing in specific states: sitting still, being absent-minded, or being extremely relaxed and forgetting themselves. These scenes bring him sense of both intimacy and alienation. Strangers fusing into urban environment are familiar for Wang who was brought up in cities, while his imagination upon their intentions is opened due to the alienation derived from his identity as a foreigner. 
Island,2019,Mixed media on canvas,147cm x 177.5cm
       With the water-based pigments which are controllable and contingent,Wang balanced the attributes of different pigments to exhibit the conflict and integration of reality and imagination. For instance, in Eclipse, people scatter on grass. Perhaps some of them are waiting for the rarely seen solar eclipse and some are simply getting ready for idling the rest of the day. At this moment, human figures seem to be soaked in a dream. In Wang’s other piece – Island, he illustrates a park, a landmark in midtown Manhattan. Viewers will be guided into the oasis-looked ground along with the man in orange garment. The distant dark grey buildings are shrouded by an eastern-styled cloud and mist. Artist constructed a semi-closed getaway that seems dreamy but keeps a small window to reality. As the artist said, “My creative process is to capture and play over those real and mellow moments and reproduce my impression through paintings”.
       Dawei Wang, born in1984 in Shanghai, graduated from the MFA program at Fine Art College, Shanghai Normal University in 2015, now living in New York. He has participated in group exhibitions such as the FQ Projects New Generation Art Group Exhibition, FQ Projects Monologue Group Exhibition, Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art “In Between Reality and Fiction” Animamix Biennale, FQ Projects “Loners” solo show, YUI Gallery “City Poetry” solo show, as well as the Shanghai International Contemporary Art Fair, Art Stage Singapore, ART021 and Sixteenth Annual Los Angeles Art Show.
日|光 – 王大卫
开幕酒会:2020年1月10日,下午5点至七点
展览:2020年1月10日至1月24日
YUI画廊:131 Eldridge St,New York,10002
日光,2019,布面综合材料,20 x 25厘米
       YUI画廊很荣幸地在2020年推出首场旅居在纽约的王大卫个展—日|光。此次展览是YUI画廊为其举办的第三场展个展。
生活在城市中,艺术家经常会看见一些沉浸在某种状态中的人。他们也许静坐,或是走神,因为进入某种放松的状态而忘我。这些瞬间都带给王大卫某种陌生而又熟悉的体验。陌生人由于放松而和城市环境融为一体,让从小在城市长大同时又身处异国的创作者感到熟悉和亲切;与此同时,由于不必知道他们在想什么,或者因为什么而沉浸,这未知的部分又为他的幻想留下了空间。 
岛,2019,布面综合材料,147 x 177.5厘米
       艺术家使用水溶性媒介,如水墨,丙烯,水溶油画颜料等兼具有可控性和偶然性的材料,通过调节其特性之间的平衡,得以营造现实和想象,冲突和融合。比如在此次展览中的“日蚀”,人们在草地上,也许是在等待着数年一次的日全食,也许他们只是不知情的发呆,但这并没有什么不同。这一刻看上去他们像是漂浮在梦境里,但又不是,他们还是在草地上。作品“岛”描绘的是曼哈顿市中心的一个地标性公园,随着橙衣人步入草坪,作为观者也被带入这个充满着休憩氛围的绿洲。远处深灰建筑周围萦绕着一圈东方式的云雾,艺术家在画中构建了一处半封闭的所在,这一切似乎是梦境但又同现实有着一线联系。如同王大卫自己描述“我的创作过程就是捕捉,回味这些放松而真实的瞬间,继而通过绘画再现我的印象。” 
       王大卫,1984年生于上海,2015年毕业于上海师范大学美术学院MFA,现生活于纽约。曾参与非青计划新生代艺术群展,上海当代艺术馆《寓意非/现实》动漫美学双年展,非青计划自言自语群展,非青计划《我们身边的人》个展,《上海经,山海经》双个展,《孤独者》个展,纽约YUI画廊个展《城市之诗》,以及上海国际当代艺术博览会,ART021,艺术登陆新加坡博览会和洛杉矶艺博会等。 
日光,2019,布面综合材料,33 x 50.5厘米

日光,2018,布面综合材料,20 x 25厘米

日蚀,2018,布面综合材料,76 x 91厘米

橄榄球和日光浴,2018,布面综合材料,76 x 91厘米

日光,2018,布面综合材料,76 x 91厘米

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