ART LEXÏNG Gallery inaugurates their gallery at Ironside with a presentation of works by celebrated Chinese artist Ye Hongxing, on view January 25-March 10, 2015.
Following the overwhelming response to her collaborations with luxury shoe designer, Christian Louboutin and her residency program at the prestigious Lux Art Institute in Encinitas, California this past fall, Beijing-based artist Ye Hongxing’s profile and reputation continues to soar as one of China’s most relevant and successful contemporary artists.
Hongxing’s new artworks are jewel-strewn images comprised of stickers, diamante, glassbeads and stones. Vivid scenes are made from layers of tiny colourful embellishments. From a distance, the works appear as hyper real compositions of nature, complete with animals and creatures in a colourful wonderland. On closer inspection, the large scenes are assembled from thousands of stickers. Massproduced materials collected from retail and haberdashery outfits depict clashing images of nature, buddhas, skulls, shoes and helicopters. Hongxing’s wild clash of east versus west motifs reveals a visual reading of a modern China. Caught in the frenzy the country’s economic and technological progress, her pieces aim to lend a narrative on the dizzying impact on itspeople, highlighting the fusion of modern technology and secularism with the more traditional and spiritual aspects of Chinese culture.
Sara Raza, Curator and Asian art historian states that Hongxing’s work presents “a critique into the symptoms of globalisation, where industrial, societal and economic advancements and changes in attitude are moving at such a rapid pace that they are in fact eclipsing culture.”
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