Tang Yongxiang at “Ever Since”,CHENG PROJECT

Ever Since
Exhibition Period: 4. 28 - 6. 11. 2016
Venue: Cheng Project
Artists: Cao Taiping, Geralding Swyne, He an, Ho SingYoon, Li Nu, Liang Quan, Ma Shuqing, Paul Housley, Phillip Allen, Ren Zhe, Tang Yongxiang, Wu Mengshi, Xia Hang, Yang Maoyuan, Yu Yang, Zhang Lidan

A new space by CCCA lands at World Trade Center. The first exhibition ”Ever Since” will open on April 28th 2017. There are paintings, photography, sculptures, videos and dynamic installation contributing to the diversity of form. Through the infinite exploration and expansion for materials, language, painting and concept in art expression, plus the transformation and breakthrough of media from participant artists, the interaction between art and multi-media can be discussed here. Naming as “Ever Since” is intent to picture a view that thousands of thoughts and forms intricately growing to create possibilities of contemporary art.

The first exhibition “Ever Since” conveys concept and positioning of our new space in China World Mall: placing a new space out of traditional academic zone but a commercial area is to present a posture that art is growing outward. More possibilities of understanding and vitality in art works will be found in different fields. The fertile field here, where welcoming all kinds of art forms and art ideal to root in and grow, is how we describe the new space in China World Mall. As locating in a fast-shifting place full of commercial tags, our new space can be seen as a pioneer base for “Cheng Project” , where we will march distant to more exploration and practice of contemporary art.

Exhibition view:

 Like a bus stop, 2014, Oil on canvas, 150 x 180cm

 Like a bus stop (exhibition view)

Some Hands And Some Lines, The Background Is Blue, 2015, Oil on canvas, 138×100cm

Some Hands And Some Lines (exhibition view)

About Artist:

Tang Yongxiang (b.1977, Hubei Province) graduated with a Master’s Degree in Hubei Institute of Fine Arts and currently lives and works in Beijing. Without hierarchy, his paintings are suffused with fragments of scenes, gestures, body parts, objects and the shadowy absence of anonymous figures, which become internalised within an intimate web of relationships channelled through the artist’s painting. Seeking to attain an unfixed state beyond the directness of representation, his subjects circulate at a distance created by the untethering of an object from its context. Exhibitions include major solo shows at Magician Space, Beijing (2015); Magician Space, Beijing (2014); Hemuse Gallery, Beijing (2012). Other selected group exhibitions include: Lehmann Maupin, Hong Kong (2015); Klein Sun Gallery, New York (2014); Today Art Museum, Beijing (2011); Soka Art Center, Beijing (2008).