Accrochage Group Exhibition in HongKong
Date: Feb 15, 2012 – Mar 15, 2012
Venue: FEAST Projects (Hongkong)
Artists: Feng Shuo, Fensterbank , Liu Wei, Marlene Mocquet, Carr Patterson, Tie Ying, Xie Lei
Organizer: FEAST Projects (Hongkong)
In an artist curated show, FEAST Projects exhibits selected works of seven gallery artists: expressing their perspectives and insights into the human experience. The main themes explored are subjectivity and personal narrative, and individual conflict with the dictates of globalization and mass communication. “The word ‘accrochage’ in French has a double meaning: hanging and skirmish. The works hanging are also struggling to expose the dilemmas we are confronted with in our contemporary world,” states Philippe Koutouzis, Director of FEAST Projects. On view will be works of gallery artists: Feng Shuo, Fensterbank, Liu Wei (b.1965), Marlène Mocquet, Carr Patterson, Tie Ying and Xie Lei.
Feng Shuo – Chinese
A contemporary painter with a unique and personal vision. His is an allegorical and oneric universe where dolls, puppets, men, women and animals play out the drama of life.
Fensterbank – French
Has a diplomatic background in Hong Kong and China and is fluent in Chinese. His work relates to John Heartfield and the surrealist movement. He produces powerful collages criticizing and ridiculing the Chinese communist party and its leaders.
Liu Wei (b.1965) – Chinese
Considered by many to be the most important artist of the post 1989 generation; His painting is both rebellious and cynical. While emulating the classical masters of China, he also claims his freedom without any restraint.
Marlène Mocquet – French
She creates a world akin to Bosch and the fantastic visions of Goya. Her works are like the tortured dreams of a child, often displaying an innocent cruelty towards her subjects.
Carr Patterson – American
She explores how beauty is valued and used by society, its objectification and its limiting nature. Her universe revolves around the iconic figure of a “bunny girl”: the female coming of age.
Tie Ying – Chinese
He challenges our aesthetic sense through political images. His aim is to “present a new perspective on life’s dilemmas and confirm the supremacy of freedom of thought and expression whilst demonstrating the absurdities and conflicts between them”.
Xie Lei – Chinese
Part of the “New Generation”, he is a fresh, young painter living and working in Paris. He takes us on a dreamlike journey, inventing and recording moments of contradictory beauty in our contemporary world.
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