QIU RUIXIANG - first solo show in HK
Exhibiting for the first time in Hong Kong, Platform China's represented artist Qiu Ruixiang is showing a curated selection of oil paintings and paper works realised between 2008 and 2013. Titled "Anonymous", the solo exhibition highlights the artist's extraordinary skill in utilising the darkest hue of pigments in creating setting pervaded by a gloomy mist, an enigmatic aura inhabited by solitary and intriguing figures. Each "Anonymous" character in his painting bears some resemblance of others, however they are all unique individuals, caught in a pensive state often interspersed with silent emotions.
Portrait-depiction is regarded a vehicle for sentimental transmission, while Qiu believes the process of painting is the best way to reach his innermost part. The artists unintentionally creates the figures inhabiting his visual world. He believes the interpretation of viewers overrides the meaning given by the artist himself. Thus, even the artist refuses to define these anonymous figures, the visual combination of figures and background in the artist's work is appealing and impactful for the ability to transcend superficial decipherment and provoke sentiments that enables a dialogue between the artist and viewers.
11am - 5pm (Tues - Sat)