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SU Xiangpan:Pacing in the Wilderness

“Pacing in the Wilderness”

Su Xiangpan

 

Dates: 2018.05.12 - 06.10

Opening: 15:00 - 18:00, 2018.05.12

 

Su Xiangpan’s new solo show “Pacing in the Wilderness” opened on the 12th of May 2018.  More than twenty pieces of oil works on canvas of various sizes created between 2015 and 2018 are on display till the 10th of June. This is Su Xiangpan’s 3rd solo exhibition at Gallery 55 in Shanghai since 2014.

 

“Pacing in the Wilderness” is a continuation of Su Xiangpan’s last solo exhibition titled "A Fuzzy Decision". “A Fuzzy Decision” was carried out based on the nature of uncertainty, and continued to build into “Pacing in the Wilderness”. The "wilderness" is more like a carrier to the artist. The relationship between the artist and his works is like pacing. The creation is not the purpose of the artist, but a part of his communication with himself.

 

Su Xiangpan spends a lot of time thinking about the making of a painting and its relation with the origin of creativity. His works of abstract paintings are filled with lines, colors and forms. They are based on both rational decisions as well as intuition. The paintings present to the viewers a visual experience similar to poem-reading: one can always stop in the middle of a page, putting the book away and returning to it after a while, either starting from where one left with or picking up any page, any line and read it backward or forward. New meanings, comprehensions and personal association start to emerge.

 

Abstraction has been Su’s artistic language, where he explores the dialogue between color, form and background, and which leads to the extended space within the language of abstract sculpture. He seeks harmony with distinctive and well-balanced color scale, inventing unexpected intruders to disturb such balance. The aesthetic experience tends to sprout with vigorous color and calligraphic structure.

 

Su Xiangpan was born in China in 1984. Currently, he lives and works in Hangzhou and Wuhan, China.