2023 ART SHENZHEN CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR
Hall 6 Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center
Arch Gallery Booth:C20
The 10th Art Shenzhen will be held from September 7 to 10, 2023, in Hall 6 of the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center (located in Futian Central District). This expo brings together 83 high-quality art institutions from 16 countries and regions and 33 cities, presenting a heavyweight lineup of exhibitors. Thousands of domestic and foreign art masterpieces spanning various forms such as painting, sculpture, photography, installation, and digital art will be displayed on site, fully displaying the diversified artistic charm and presenting a world-class art feast to the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
In this Shenzhen Art Fair, Arch Gallery brought the works of three outstanding artists, June Fischer, Guo Yujian, and Shi Yiran. As an art institution participating in the first Art Shenzhen Fair, I am very happy to receive the love and recognition of many art lovers and art collectors in Shenzhen during this art week.
June Fischer, Flausen Fusion III, Screen print on ceramics,, polyurethan, 46×38×9 cm, 2022
June Fischer, Flausen Fusion III, Screen print on ceramics, polyurethan, 42×37×7 cm, 2022
The script “Stuzzicadenti” created by June Fischer using Automatic Writing is composed of words written unconsciously. Stripped of its context or deducible possibilities, this manuscript embodies June’s complex combination of memories, emotions, and associations. Her works excerpt the words and try to present them concretely.
The modular presentation of ceramics, screen-printed patterns and sculptures are all derived from June’s fictional narrative. The combination of chaotic images and different fine materials and textures in the works makes you feel the interaction and diffusion between them. The frame usually limited by stems and containing the image is deconstructed, the space between the two blocks is broken and the boundaries are extended. Her works refuse to be interpreted by fixed logic, and viewers’ interpretations from different perspectives can create understanding in the contemporary context.
Yiran Shi, World Map, Kent paper on wood board, 90×125 cm, 2022
Yiran Shi, Night on the earth, Kent paper on wood board, 87×71 cm, 2022
Yiran Shi is good at depicting “super-sensual” and strange enchantments with realistic techniques. She is committed to exploring the semantics of color itself, releasing the grammar of color itself with values that are almost beyond the color gamut, allowing light and color to become a constantly emerging reality.
At the same time, she dissolves the details of the picture into the whole, returning painting to painting in a simple way. She borrowed the technique of layering colors from printmaking to turn the brush strokes into simple intervals, thereby more clearly demonstrating the dimension of time. She also uses collage sparingly, allowing traces from industrial and printing culture and fragments from different image systems to intervene in the painting. The slightly production-like carvings and calligraphy brushstrokes collide with each other to create a surrealist poetry.
Yujian Guo, Down by the steam, away from the Cloister, Oil on canvas, 200×150 cm, 2021
Yujian Guo, Dangerous Complicity 3, Oil on canvas, 130×160 cm, 2022
Yujian Guo does not intentionally design and arrange the graphic content in the paintings during his creation. His understanding of painting is based on the act of painting itself. The accumulation of knowledge or theory is to make his intuition more intuitive. Simple and effective, he does not directly appropriate ready-made icons. Everything in the painting appears after he allows his intuition to lead him.
In Yujian Guo‘s view, the process of painting is more important than being designed and step-by-step to achieve a certain effect. The charm of painting art is to present “intuitive timeliness” through human hands, and it can automatically express itself through various cultural contexts. There will be different works produced. Yujian Guo’s study in Italy helped him to understand Western classical art more deeply in the contemporary context. The artist combined his own aesthetic preferences, knowledge accumulation and painting skills to create a style of work that has both classical temperament and contemporary visual effects. Therefore, Yujian Guo The classical temperament revealed in his works is a combination of Chinese and Western origins.
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