Exhibition: Irregular Pearl
Space: Edouard Malingue Gallery Hong Kong
Artist: Yuan Yuan
Exhibition Period: 2 - 27 June 2020
Edouard Malingue Gallery is to present “Irregular Pearl”, a solo exhibition of Chinese Artist Yuan Yuan, showcasing 9 recent oil paintings by the artist whom is currently residing in Berlin.
The exhibition title draw reference to the alleged etymological root of Baroque: Barocco: imperfect pearls, meaning irregular, strange, imbalanced, dissonant or as burdened with excessive and superfluous details. In recent times, the meaning of Baroque is still largely dismissive, more often than not related to vulgar and kitsch tastes of nouveau riche. However when compared to perfect pearl, why is one necessarily better than other? Yuan Yuan’s art is like an irregular pearl - instead of founding one’s creation upon something that is already perfect, is it not more meaningful to capture the cruel beauty in imperfection?
Showcasing in the exhibition, Yuan’s paintings depicts claustrophobic abandoned spaces absent of humans by portraying the traces left behind. Through the artist’s attention to the most trivial details, time is rendered clearly and visibly in a space that is ruined and fractured, amplifying vivid spiritual and emotional echoes.
Images and video courtesy of the gallery
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