STILLNESS AND MOTION

FY & WM MODERN OIL PAINTINGS EXHIBITION

 

 

 

 

EXHIBITION DATES:

9.16TH - 9.30TH 2005 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM

 

 

STILLNESS AND MOTION

FY & WM MODERN OIL PAINTINGS EXHIBITION

 

 

 

The material life of modern society is increasingly rich but its spiritual life is more and more deficient. Feng Yus paintings use the images of children and cartoon-like images to realize a kind of naivet and simplicity which are exactly what modern day people are increasingly distancing themselves from. But the actions shown in these images are naive in the eyes of children but for modern day people absurdly illogical and difficult to realize. This contradicts everything that people today strive for.

At the same time his paintings use symbolism to create the effect of a kind of morbidness, the colors are strangely beautiful and it all expresses the magnificence, frivolousness, impulsiveness of the outer clothing of materiality. Even though the works express the actions of children, but they also show the living condition of modern man. The paintings are light, interesting, humorous and emotive

 

 

 

The bustle, pressure, troubles and limited choice of todays society incessantly circumscribe everyone. People yearn for quiet, calm, understanding in Wang Mengs paintings you can see the stillness of lakes, the boulders on the shores of Lake Tai, quiet brick walls, the silent movements of cicadas and bamboo brushed by a breeze. Bamboo in his paintings represents divisions, emptiness and height; the paintings frequently use straight lines and theseare soft and graceful. Choosing a straight line is just like choosing the realm where a a great stroke seems like a melody yet at the same time coalescing asceticism, freedom from vulgarity, emptiness and purity. This makes people feel as if they have leapt into a world of dreams, unless they have forgotten themselves, they cannot enter

 

 

 

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