Mirage

RK Fine Art presents a duo exhibition that redefines landscapes and space which  represent two very disparate meanings.

Zhang Wenwei, Human Puppet 2013 Oil on wooden board  45cmx60cm
Human Puppet
2013
Oil on wooden board
45cmx60cm
Zhang Wenwei, Mountain View, s¦¦sëìtÜäTúĵֻ, 2014, Oil on wooden board, 81 cmx85 cm
Mountain View
2014
Oil on wooden board
81 cmx85 cm
Zhang Wenwei, tÄ+tÆât¬¦Tù¦-1 (Glass Space - 1), 2014, Oil on wooden board, 75 x 81
Glass Space – 1
2014
Oil on wooden board
75 x 81

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chinese artist Zhang Wen Wei’s Surrealist inspired works depicts  faceless figures and life-sized mannequins floating and wandering in soft dream-like spaces, portraying sceneries of people seemingly lost and distressed in confined areas or in large broad space. Even a free flowing ocean could be trapped in four walls.

Wenwei’s paintings therefore explore the idea of the fluctuating understanding  of space, illusionary spaces trapped within the boundaries of the painted surface.

And the other view –  Wan Fan Seng’s more conventional perspective is enhanced by its representation of nature’s journey through time with bold and dramatic depictions of landscapes. Echoing the Taoist notion that nature  itself is a body, the artist repeatedly presents his images as a metaphor for flesh and the body, giving mountains and rock the illusion of life itself.

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Mountain Forests 虬林万壑
100cmx75cm
Acrylic on Canvas
2011
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Its Difficult to Climb the Shu Road 蜀道难
50cmx60cm
Acrylic on Canvas
2013
明日-2
Tomorrow 明日
2013
50 x 60 cm
acrylic on canvas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Departing from traditional Chinese style of landscape paintings in ink and water colour, Fan Seng’s use of oil paint allows for a heightened sense of space by the introduction of an imaginary light source  and specific aerial views. Further, the wood and rocks are created to appear  three-dimensional.

Zhang Wenwei (b.1980, He Nan, China) graduated from Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts from the department of oil painting in 2004. He has exhibited in South Korea, China and Singapore.

Wang Fanseng (b.1984, Dalian, Liaoning Province, China) graduated from Luxun Academy of Fine Arts with a Bachelor in Fine Art from the department of oil painting in 2008. He has exhibited in China, Taiwan and Singapore.

Visit the exhibition:

Mirage: 6 – 18 June 2014

Venue: Richard Koh Fine Art

Lot No. 2F-3, Level 2, Bangsar Village II,
Jalan Telawi, Bangsar Baru,
59100 Kuala Lumpur.

Open daily, 10 am – 10 pm

 

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