The exhibition is titled Restart · Unlimited. Based on a time point that carries the shared memories of countless people, this exhibition starts a simple inquiry, empties all presuppositions and expectations for creation, and returns to the most basic state of life. It will make viewers perceive the subtlety and breadth of the human spiritual world.
This exhibition presents three relatively independent chapters, composed of recent masterpieces by three contemporary artists, Zhang Yanzi, Wang Xiao, and Yu Yu. Their artistic language forms are rich and diverse, involving various media such as ink painting, installation, printmaking, mixed media, etc. Their extraordinary ways of thinking reflect their profound reflections of traditional culture, contemporary contexts, and inner self. It just so happens that they are all women.
In this exhibition, Zhang Yanzi directly depicts the Buddha’s shadow on plasters, elevating medical metaphors to the level of religious salvation. Under the call of the oracle, by using art as medicine, a balance between the mind and the world is achieved in a spiritual way.
Wang Xiao builds metaphorical scenes of blurred time and space and hazy desires, intensifying new visual representations in the misplaced time and space, extending the thinking of physical properties with imprints, and highlighting the hesitation and speculation of individuals in complex relationships.
Yu Yu used the silk thread to embroider the image of a silkworm moth on the silk, in order to mourn the moth lost in the silk making process.Then, the moths were covered again with colorful silk textures painted on the silk cloth where they had been embroidered. The metaphorical creative act leaves infinite space for the viewer to think.