"Three Thousand Inches Garden" Shi Xiaobo Solo Show
City: Shanghai
Duration: 2018-04-07 ~ 2018-05-19
Opening: Saturday, 7 April 2018, 4-7pm
Venue: J:GALLERY
Address: #102-103, Building 17, M50, No.50 Moganshan Road, Shanghai
Participating Artist(s): Shi Xiaobo

J: GALLERY has the honor to announce that the exhibition "Three Thousand Inches Garden" will be opened on April 7th 2018, and continue until May 19th 2018. This exhibition will present the latest works of artist duo Shi Xiaobo

Shi Xiaobo was born in Jiangsu Province in 1985, and graduated from Mural Department of Public Art Institute, China Academy of Art (CAA) in 2011. He now works and lives in Shanghai/Hangzhou. Shi Xiaobo pays specific attention to the definition of painting as the expression medium and system. Putting aside the dependence on the objective world or concepts, he focuses on the creation process of painting, and re-introduces elements such as colors, shapes and darkness levels of pigments, so as to reshape the sense of heaviness and feel the apparent physical existence from the viewing process. His concentrated visual expression is embedded into new modes of shape in the non-figurative world, and by transforming the self-experience into blurry but metaphorical lines, and constructing in paintings and sculptures, he looks for the symbol of painting that was lost after the emergence of minimalism. Simultaneously, he constantly examines the balance between chaos and harmony, trying to discover a way to coordinate the objects and metaphors, in order to place the works at the intersections of reality and imagination.

Shi Xiaobo's works have been shortlisted for the 2nd John Moores Painting Prize (China), and exhibited in/collected by Westlake Museum of Contemporary Art, Ningbo Museum of Art, SPSI Art Museum, Sanshang Art in Hangzhou, etc.

About J: GALLERY

We are trying to break through the method and thinking of curating, meanwhile aiming to dig out avant-garde potential young artists driving by creative power and gather them together. Jumping out from the limitation of formalization, encourage the blending of divers medias and presenting ways. Moreover, motivate the crossover between art and other areas such as architecture, film, music, publication and performing, to explore more possibilities of contemporary art in the current society, also the brightness and heat it can emit in the wave of present age.


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