Elisabeth Sonneck, born in Bünde, Westfalen in 1962. Currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany. In Elisabeth Sonneck paintings she combines minimalistic pictorial concepts with coloristic experiments. Her perception of color as an unstable essence, whose effect is ultimately dependent on the color of its surroundings, references the oeuvre of Josef Albers.
Her color rhythms are the direct result of the precise physical and manual action of painting. Subtle nuances in the colors are revealed, in which the consciously reduced painterly gesture emphasizes the temporal process of the painting’s emergence.
Elisabeth Sonneck (b.1962)
Antiphon Red Values 1-3 | 2016 | Oil on canvas | Each 145x145cm
Yang Yongliang, born 1980 in Jiading, Shanghai, is a Chinese contemporary artist. As a young student, he studied traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy before attending the Shanghai Art & Design Academy, where he specialized in decoration and design beginning in 1996. In 1999 he attended the China Academy of Art, Visual Communication Department, Shanghai branch. In 2005 he started his career as an artist with the stated goal of "creating new forms of contemporary art.
Yang Yongliang (b. 1980)
A bowl of Taipei No.2 & Lonely Angler
Hu Youben (b. 1961, China)
Continuity Solid Serious #2 | Mixed media | 120x120cm | 2013
Ng Chung (b. 1963 China)
Wine Bottles Series | Oil on canvas | 1993-2010
Hu Youben creates his paper art on the basis of Chinese traditional paper making techniques and by means of bleeding with ink and water on paper and creasing and folding to form shapes. The motif of such exploration is the action and counter-action on space. It is an unforgettable path in visual art, a great allegory of the extension of life. Hu spends very long time in analyzing the various possibilities in the visual expressiveness of rice paper. Not only does he consider the connotations and denotations of the ink and the indigenous tensile force of the brushstrokes, but also the possible artistic expressiveness of the integration of ink brushstrokes and rice paper as a whole. Hu started his exploration from traditional ink and wash painting on mirror panels and hanging scrolls. Then the plane paper was folded and an enrichment and alteration of the visual effects of ink and wash images appear. This is a remarkable achievement. Hu's art with paper in recent years may be divided into paper relief painting, paper sculptures and paper installations. The attention paid to the characteristics of paper and the exploration of the expressiveness of ink on paper and beyond the space of the paper helps to continuously enrich and expand his realm of paper art. These works bear his profound sentiment toward paper and ink and are full of the artist's awareness of life itself.——Gao Ling
Ng Chung enjoys painting bottles; wine bottles are his self-portraits. As the depressing emotions getting eliminated completely inside Ng Chung’s mind, wine bottles in Ng Chung’s painting starting to be softened through dissolution, with all stiffness and sharpness of ceramics or glasses fading away. On the one hand, it is no longer the daily containers that the wine bottles represent to Ng Chung, instead the art contains Ng Chung’s personal world with his facial expressions, form and emotions. From another perspective, Ng Chung is not any more the Ng Chung in daily entanglement, instead the pure Ng Chung with his solitude, reservedness, humor and revel under the wine bottles. Repeatedly modifying, scratching and smearing Ng Chung did on the canvas, it is never because of the reason that he cannot grasp the natural form of wine bottles, he in fact breaks the tough conceptual shells that are given to the bottles then wait and welcome the appearance of wine bottles phonologically, where the harmony of the world and individual lays behind sensuous in all its glory.——Peng Feng
Since graduating with Distinction from the Royal College of Art in 1992 with a Masters degree in Fine Art Holography, Robb has continually made art, ceaselessly experimenting with three-dimensional imaging. Shortly after graduating, he was invited to submit a landscape work in to the V&A museum’s permanent collection, the first ever hologram artwork to be accessioned by the museum. Robb’s work now features in museums and private collections around the world. Robb is currently best known for his lenticular photographic work focusing on the female nude and abstract forms in space, which he makes in series. The artist has recently begun to produce bronze sculptures working with the female nude, a subject familiar to him, using cutting edge modelling technology combined with historic casting techniques. This radical development is typical of Robb’s open experimental approach in making art, using any combination of tools and technology available to him.
Jeff Robb (b.1965 UK)
Aerial No 1 | 2011 | Lenticular Photograph
100x100cm | Edition of 9+2AP
Chinese calligrapher, Chen Guangwu’s delicate ink on rice paper paintings are a complex and, upon first glance, a complicated entanglement of traditional forms, calligraphic mastery and absolutely contemporary sensibility. Chen was born in Liuzhou, Guangxi Province, China in 1967. His work has been exhibited in galleries, institutions and museums around the world including Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China; Berlin State Museum, Germany; Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede, Netherlands; Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium; Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan; Today Art Museum, Beijing, China and University of California, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, USA. Chen’s work has been collected by the National Museum of China, Beijing; Busan Museum of Modern Art, South Korea; Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede, Netherlands, Sammlung Rosenkranz, Berlin, Germany; Sigg Collection, Switzerland and Leister Collection, Switzerland among others. The artist currently lives and works in Beijing, China.
CHEN Guangwu (b. 1967 China)
Letters of Wang Xizhi | Calligraphy | 166 x 113cm | 2012