Nov 24, 2012 - Feb 03, 2013Soka Art Center Beijing is pleased to present a group exhibition "Cold Encounter", featuring the work of Ma Han, Na Buqi, Tian Tian, Tsai Yushan, Wu Yiqiang, Yu Aijun, Zhao Bo and Zhang Lin. For this exhibition, eight artists will use “cold” as a theme to explore cool colors and media, extend painting concepts through a cold perspective, and create dynamic works of various dimensions.
Sep 15 - Nov 11, 2012This exhibition will provide a comprehensive look into works that Mao created during the twenty-first century after the artist bid his “farewell to authority.” Similar to the recapitulation in music, this solo exhibition recaptures the main themes used in his artwork. Yet, it is not merely a repeat of previous themes, but a multi-perspective revisiting of creative media used over the years that are then infused with new elements. In this recapitulation period, these works not only reproduce thematic styles of the past, but also conduct a re-examination of personal creative processes. His new works, Kunming Series, are representations of past memories that provide a retrospective on the course of his life. This is the first time that he shares the city he has lived in for his entire life on canvas. He purely conveys emotions and nostalgia that lay hidden within the depths of his heart, cultivating this city of artistic life, and records the ordinary and the real in life.