Insight：Wang Yizhou Solo Exhibition
Wang Yizhou is an artist with experimental spirit, whose artworks involve multimedia such as ink painting, calligraphy, oil painting and installation. All these works are featured in simplicity, poetry and profoundness.
Inspired and influenced by a Chinese philosophy of nature, he employs traditional rice paper and transfers it to a three-dimension from, bringing concept into the space. In this way, he not only makes full use of materiality but also presents it in a natural way. To be specific, he applies steel bars to build the structure of “mountain” and wraps it with rice paper. With this arrangement, artist aims at finding the possibility and creating a new conversation between tradition and contemporary. In this exhibition, the inverted “mountain” takes a lot of space and echoes the ink “water” on the ground, establishing an exotic and poetic scene. Due to this elaborate design, Wang Yizhou Solo Exhibition is named as “Insight”, reflecting the artist’s deepen understanding of the nature of objects by looking through their surface. Based on this perception, he not only wants to reverse the visual orders in a physical space but also wants to change the characters of a given object in terms of conceptual expression. In this exhibition, he uses lines according to his own understanding，the rolling lines make up a mountain view and the shape of these mountains indicates the existence of water. As a result, a semiotic meaning chain emerged through the association and contrast between mountain and water, thus the static and dynamic, lightness and heaviness, sparseness and density, simplicity and complexity are all well-displayed by these mountains. Surrounded by this composition, audiences seem to travel in a mysterious world.These objects in the site could be a symbolical mountain,a floating cloud or a swimming jellyfish,ect.
Although this is the first solo installation exhibition of Wang Yizhou, he is a mature artist who knows characters of materials well. He mixes the solid and soft materials in his works to make a new visual narration, which makes people feel close but remote, hence inspiring people to imagine and think.
Huang Du Curator