Layers of Meaning on Display at Art+ Shanghai

Layers of Meaning on Display at Art+ Shanghai
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Art+ Shanghai hosts a collective exhibition with works by Chen Linggang, Hu Weiqi, and Wang Haichuan. Three remarkably rich and complex artists, so different in their respective styles and expressive means, but who find a common ground in their stratification of elements and stories. The works on display should be looked at as if one were observing sedimentary rock. An organic accumulation of material and meaning, such as the photo collage of Chen Linggang, tight chromatic grids, like textile patterns. The strong material and chromatic contrasts of the canvases of Hu Weiqi, constructed with various layers of oil paint, so thick and compact that they create a sort “world above” and “world below” effect on the surface of the canvas. The surreal combinations of Wang Haichuan which come to life in black and white photos, pencil sketches, colour acrylics and pieces of objects. Image that follow in sequence and intertwine like an animated tale. The works of the three artists play with the visual perceptions of the observer, but also with sensations and other cues, offering a tactile and concrete dimension as well.

Chiara Vedovetto - © 2019 ARTE.it for Bulgari Hotel Shanghai