Zhang Xuerui: Recent WorksSep 01 - Oct 17, 2017
Gingko Space is pleased to host the exhibition Zhang Xuerui: Recent Works. It is the artist's second exhibition at Gingko Space. The opening of the exhibition is from 4pm to 6pm on the 2nd of September and it will run till the 17th October 2017.
For more than ten years, the artistic practice of Zhang Xuerui has revolved around the exploration of structural composition and gradients of colors. In her paintings, her investigations and constructions of space, of time and of connection have led Zhang to establish a distinctive artistic language - a visual space within which any vestige of figurative art has been purged. Despite this, the tableau formed by the gradually-changing squares hints at the deep and complex feeling of the artist. While painting, the artist is physically immersed in the process, pushing the work to its conclusion square by square.
During this creative process, influence derived from the artist’s personal experience and perceptual considerations introduce elements of uncontrollability and chance; it is this that gives her work the power to transcend pure form and succeed in manifesting the richness inside. Inthis exhibition, we will showcase more than ten new paintings of Zhang Xuerui. With these new works, whilst persisting in the development of her own artistic language - squares and gradient colours, she now contemplates more particularly issues of displacement and separation when dealing with spatial relations and vision.
Zhang Xuerui was born in Shanxi Province in 1979. She graduated from Department of Architecture at China Central Academy of Fine Arts. She currently lives and works in Beijing. The works of Zhang Xuerui have been shown in various exhibitions including “Negotiations-the 2nd Today's Documents 2010” (Today Art Museum, Beijing , 2010), “New abstract Chapter 1”(HDM Gallery, Beijing, 2014), “Nonfigurative”, (Shanghai 21th Century Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai), “Plural”(Ginkgo Space, Beijing, 2016), "To gaze & To detach”(798 1 House, Beijing, 2016), etc.