Wang Jun - The Motion of Light (solo)
Date 2021.03.13-2021.04.20...closed
Opening 2021.03.13, 15:00, Saturday
Venue A Thousand Plateaus Art Space (Chengdu)
(South Square, Tiexiang Temple Riverfront, Shengbang Street, High-tech Development Zone, Chengdu, Chengdu)
Artist Wang Jun

Synopsis

The light
slid in through the crevice
greeted
the damp grass
Bright
White
It is painting
—— Wang Jun 2021.02.20
A Thousand Plateaus Art Space is pleased to present Wang Jun's solo exhibition The Motion of Light from March 13 to April 20, 2021, featuring the artist's new and recent works.
For many years, Wang Jun has been entangled in different aspects involved in the term "painting". After the discussion about painting methods and the mapping of his own painting clues in two previous solo exhibitions at A Thousand Plateaus ("Flashback", 2016; "Sphere", 2018), The Motion of Light returns to a clear theme: Landscape, more specifically, an unnamed forest. The work starts from a basic sketching of sceneries and path-breakingly “re-photographes (fu zhao)” that ordinary and eternal theme.
Re-photographing (fu zhao) comes from the famous Chinese poem The Deer Enclosure (Lu Zhai) by Wang Wei. It refers to the process of continuous movement of light, and by extension, an awakening, reflecting actions that are accidental, frustrated, deliberate, and out of control. The light here, except the natural light, also means various painting experiences and cognitions. The studio is a dense forest, so is the exhibition space. The work, roughly resembling the "humble" "lichen", flickers and disappears in the exhibition hall, waiting for the "light of viewing". They together bring a special perception similar to Wang Wei’s verse: “Where sunlight, entering a grove, Shines back to me from the green moss.”-- In the forest, the encounter of light and grass is a moment of shining; it is the action of coming, wiping, or it may be throwing or stimulating.
The light
slid in through the crevice
greeted
the damp grass
Bright
White
It is painting
—— Wang Jun 2021.02.20
A Thousand Plateaus Art Space is pleased to present Wang Jun's solo exhibition The Motion of Light from March 13 to April 20, 2021, featuring the artist's new and recent works.
For many years, Wang Jun has been entangled in different aspects involved in the term "painting". After the discussion about painting methods and the mapping of his own painting clues in two previous solo exhibitions at A Thousand Plateaus ("Flashback", 2016; "Sphere", 2018), The Motion of Light returns to a clear theme: Landscape, more specifically, an unnamed forest. The work starts from a basic sketching of sceneries and path-breakingly “re-photographes (fu zhao)” that ordinary and eternal theme.
Re-photographing (fu zhao) comes from the famous Chinese poem The Deer Enclosure (Lu Zhai) by Wang Wei. It refers to the process of continuous movement of light, and by extension, an awakening, reflecting actions that are accidental, frustrated, deliberate, and out of control. The light here, except the natural light, also means various painting experiences and cognitions. The studio is a dense forest, so is the exhibition space. The work, roughly resembling the "humble" "lichen", flickers and disappears in the exhibition hall, waiting for the "light of viewing". They together bring a special perception similar to Wang Wei’s verse: “Where sunlight, entering a grove, Shines back to me from the green moss.”-- In the forest, the encounter of light and grass is a moment of shining; it is the action of coming, wiping, or it may be throwing or stimulating.