Cheng Tingting：GloomJul 22 - Aug 27, 2017
Ginkgo Space is pleased to announce the opening of two exhibitions: Gloom by young artist Cheng Tingting and Getting Closer to Painting by Shi Jiayun. It's the first solo show at Ginkgo space for both artists. The opening reception is at 4pm - 6pm 22nd July.
Cheng Tingting was born in Wuhan, Hubei Province in 1993. She graduated from the Department of Oil Painting at the Hubei Institute of Fine Arts in 2016. She is currently living and working in Wuhan. The title of her exhibition Gloom does not refer to personal emotions, but rather to what she experienced reading Claude Levi-Strauss’ texts - uneasiness, contradiction, contemplation, and intuitive creativity. Her exhibition consists of two parts – installations and paintings. The artist uses mixed materials to simulate and create. Her works often capture moments abruptly frozen. She painted some of her three-dimensional works in monochrome, so that their volume and materiality seem to be dissolved in the even-lighting gallery space. She also depicted parts of the female body at various scales and with different degrees of realism. Cheng Tingting is exploring her subject matter in a female’s perspective - the female instinct is unique and hard to define. The principal focus of the artist in recent years has been techniques of appropriating ready-made images and creation of variants from appropriated objects.