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Swab Barcelona 2012
Gong Xinru, SONG Yonghua, XU Guofeng,
WU Jifeng
 
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Given the mix reality of China today, the different works of 4 Chinese artists, SONG Yonghua, XU Guofeng, WU Jifeng, GONG Xinru ponder upon this lack of faith in the Chinese society, gearing towards a lost state of existence. Their works make an attempt to reflect on the possibility of Chinese salvation by drawing upon scenes from history and religion. Through the state of being lost, perhaps something will be found, which might give some hope for the preservation of the Chinese tradition. SONG Yonghua’s monochrome paintings depicts the lost dreamy landscape. XU Guofeng’s digitally manipulated photographs recapture the traditional Chinese portraits nonsensically, projecting the deteriorating state of Chinese culture. GONG Xinru’s works of digital portraits in plastic materials, reflect the increasing materialism and superficiality of society. WU Jifeng’s realistic paintings of moments in history depict the vulnerability of the human existence.

传统—对抗—事件—反思
 
1918艺术空间选择中国5位活跃于不同艺术媒介领域的青年艺术家;徐国峰(摄影),赖晓岚(综合材料),宋永华(绘画),龚新如(新媒体),概括着中国当前艺术领域青年一代所面对的现实,传统,矛盾和创作的主要方向. 作为上海艺术院校年轻教授的徐国峰,把传统文化在当代社会中被挪用变异的挣扎以拍摄,组合,制作的图片展现于众,作品中古典的气质蕴藏着对抗,挣扎和消亡.
出身在香港,成长于美国的赖晓岚(综合材料),背负着对中国传统文化和佛教文化的映像,以波谱的方式,尝试着将传统文明和中国当前发展的落差,用绢,传统绘画颜料,柔和,惊艳的表现着一个女性对传统和当代矛盾与和谐的特殊情感.
宋永华,一个带着明朝皇族血统的当代艺术家, 对中国快速发展而产生的"失落感"特别明显,
对传统的坚持使他坚持不懈的用绘画的方式展现着内心对传统,自然,和谐的完美追求.
龚新如,自上海戏剧学院毕业后,以设计谋生,艺术相伴相随,2010年以中国的交通发展乱象为切入口,通过对很多事件的调查,以文字,有机玻璃编制着美丽的谎言.
通过此次海外的展览活动,希望观众从文化和传统精神失落的视角反思经济不断快速发展而不重文化建设的问题. 中国艺术不能只从经济价格来判断艺术的真诚本

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