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55 @ Art021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair 2016

 

Gallery 55 will participate in ART021 with a special project “Weather” created by artist Zhan Rui for the APPROIACH sector.

 

Time is expressed in the form of a series of events in Zhan Rui’s creation. No matter the change of weather, or the stock market’s ups and downs, or the attendance record... a variety of information and data of the modern day life wold be scooped by him from the institutionalized everyday world, and then pigeon holing them in a periodic time frame like a knot. Similar to the visual rehearsal of Saussure’s modern linguistic theories, a minimalist model of visual epidermis becomes an individual language system created by the artist. The colors and geometric shapes won’t overlap each other within a single system. At the same time, they would jointly cover fully the the information domain, without a single miss. Through changing the specific color and geometrical shape,

 

Zhan Rui reproduced the ups and downs of each event. The principles of syntax of his work builds a language circuit between the signifier and the signified. When the viewer’s eye return to focus on information along the circuit, they would suddenly realize people, events, time and space form every single episode of life in the grids. By then, they are set aside of the concrete life. Dominated by Logos’ desire, the different other becomes the same subject. Zhan Rui’s painting series "Weather" comprises five pieces of canvas works sized at 120x120cm. They recorded the whether changes from the 19th of Feb. 2015 through the 24th of March 2016. A total of 400 pieces of isometric triangles recorded the artist’s experience during these 400 days. Four layers of the same colour tone in each painting represents cloudy, sunny, rain and snow respectively.

 

Zhan Rui was born in China in 1980. He graduated from Hubei Academy of Fine Arts with a B.A. in painting in 2004. He received a M.A. from the Fine Arts Dept., University of the Arts in London in 2006. Currently, he lives and works in Wuhan, China. Zhan Rui’s works are in the permenent collections of M+ Museum for Visual Culture (H.K.); YUZ Art Museum (Shanghai, China); United Art Museum (Wuhan, China) and Wuhan Art Museum (Wuhan, China); etc.