Geng Xue (China)

Geng Xue (China)

Geng Xue

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Melalui perjalanannya mengelilingi dunia, dan pengalaman dalam budaya-budaya yang berbeda, Geng Xue mengembangkan satu gaya kontemporer yang mencerminkan rasa penasaran dan semangatnya akan tradisi. Patung-patungnya mempertontonkan sifat ini. Bagi animasi stop- motion “Mr Sea” (2014), Geng mempergunakan keramik untuk menyusun cerita yang menyerupai cerita-koleksi cerita era Dinasti Qing. Melaluinya, cerita yang naratif bergabung dengan penjelajah- annya pada bahasa visual dalam medium.

Bagi pameran tunggalnya di Galeri Klein Sun, “Borrowing an Easterly Wind,” Geng Xue menelisik teks-teks kuno dari filosof Taois Zhuang Zi untuk menciptakan satu karya media bercampur yang menjembatani pemahamannya atas dunia Timur dan Barat. Kecairannya dalam memper- gunakan fotografi, patung, cat air, dan video menggambarkan pengertiannya tentang gagasan metafisik “pipa-pipa surga” atau “tian lai” yang berusia lebih dari 2000 tahun. Pada tahun yang sama ia ditunjuk sebagai profesor seni pa- tung di Central Academy of Fine Arts.

Through her travels across the globe and her immersion in different cultures, Geng Xue developed a contemporary style that is indicative of her curious nature and passion for tradition. In particular, her sculpture work exemplifies this disposition. For the stop-animation film “Mr Sea” (2014), Geng uses ceramics to craft a tale reminiscent of the stories found in the Qing Dynasty collection ‘Strange Tales from Make-do Studio,’ merging narrative story with her exploration of the medium’s visual language.

For her 2015 solo exhibition at Klein Sun Gallery,“Borrowing an Easterly Wind,” Geng Xue probed the ancient texts of the Daoist philosopher Zhuang Zi to create new mixed media works that bridge her understanding of the East and West. Her fluid use of photography, sculpture, watercolor, and video illustrate her understanding of the 2,000-year-old metaphysical concept of the “pipes of heaven” or “tian lai.” In the same year, she was appointed as a professor of sculpture at the Central Academy of Fine Arts. 2015

 

  1. Mr. Sea. Film
    13 Minutes 15 Seconds 2013 – 2014

2. The Poetry of Michaelangelo. Film
19 Minutes 9 Seconds

 

Works


From : http://www.kleinsungallery.com/artists/geng-xue