Brushstrokes from the Heart

Brushstrokes from the Heart
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The exhibition hosts a gathering of paintings and drawings by Duan Zhengqu, Mao Xuhui and Wang Yuping. Tip of an Autumn Down is a metaphor of the ancient Chinese literary canon, appearing for the first time in the essay The Adjustment of Controversies by Chuang Tzu: “Under the Heavens, there is nothing bigger than Autumn plumage, and the Tai Mountain seems small." From the austere ontological point of view of Pre-Qin philosophy, the Autumn and the Tai Mountain are both representative of the essence of Nature. The laws of physics operate at a microscopic level, while the universe shares the same origins with human beings and everything in the world identifies with a collective “we”. The exhibition presents various works on canvas and paper by the three artists - the exhibition guides visitors along two parallel lines of thought which intertwine, connect and reflect in a sort of dialogue between the works. The itinerary arrives directly at an engagement with the interior world of the painters themselves - landscapes and scenes of nature are reinterpreted chromatically through the brushstrokes of the artists, whose marks on the canvas seem to come straight from their hearts.

Giorgia Cestaro - © 2019 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Beijing