Dates: Friday 20th December 2019 – Sunday 9th February 2020
Venue: Space A, Spazju Kreattiv
Ding Li: Hidden by Sealing
Curated by Wang Chunchen
Chinese artist Ding Li often feels anxious about these changes, and with an artist’s innate sensitivity, he unexpectedly brings these real experiences into his work. If these pieces are representations of his life, then they are profoundly imprinted with these reactions. His art transforms internal conflicts or deep emotions linked to everyday experiences into rapid, impatient, and simple marks, brushstrokes, and compositions, thereby creating universal visual themes. They are neither the imitation of concrete objects nor the simple replications of situations; instead, they are the sudden release of inner power. Whether paintings, sculptures, or site-specific installations, Ding’s works are moments of living impulse. The substance of modern art is the use of art forms to express the state of the world and the contemplation of man. Ding Li’s recent work manifests the possibility of constructing an independent subjective existence, which makes people reflect, become quiet, and even a bit disoriented.