Out for Summer: A Painting Excursion
Why We Recommend it
The concise exploration of the practice of painting is presented through the lens of nostalgia, a celebration of the quotidian, and of the fleeting by artists Qian Jiahua (b. 1987, Shanghai), Guo Hongwei (b. 1982, Beijing), and Lin Yi-Hsuan (b. 1985, Taiwan).
United by their personal, buoyant treatment of colour, line and form, each artist distinctly delivers paintings that are as introspective in their intimacy as they are inviting in their warm approachability. Guo’s paintings are imbued with the endless sense of adventure and fantasy inherent to summer. Meanwhile, Lin distorts form and line through abstraction, manipulating his medium and taking reference from the South American and Taiwanese cultures that he identifies with to create highly personal and meditative paintings. Qian explores line, form and structure, sensitive to the impact of space. Her canvases are positioned at the unlikely, but harmonious intersection of deafening structure and restrained silence, gentle movement and bold order, seeking to challenge the conforms of a traditional canvas.