YANG Xinguang: There Are Stones Below 楊心廣 《底下有石頭》
There Are Stones Below
28 May - 2 July 2011
Gallery EXIT is pleased to present There Are Stones Below, a solo exhibition of Yang Xinguang from May 28 to July 2, 2011. Born in 1980 in Hunan, Yang graduated from the sculpture department of Central Academy of Fine Art and currently resides in Beijing. As a well-received emerging artist, his practice focuses on the transformation and reexamination of stone, wood and other such common natural media. This exhibition will include his works from 2009 to 2011, much of which emerges from materials reclaimed by the artist himself, including tree branches, wooden frames, pieces of rock and so on.
In Leaf 2, a pierced leaf on a sharpened branch blurs the threshold between deliberate and coincidental. Sheet of Wood is made by meticulous shaving back of a wood board to highlight the knots on its surface. There Are Stones Below, from which this exhibition is named after, is a plane of wire trees balanced on three rocks. Within these works Yang researches the challenging balance between the philosophical forms of the medium and the habituated lifestyles of the modern man; the texture and innate physical properties of these objects make evident the restrained attributes immanent to their existence through a language of form intended to express its own unadorned intensities.
Gallery EXIT 安全口畫廊將在5月28日至7月2日期間舉行楊心廣的首個個展《底下有石頭》。生於1980年湖南，楊氏畢業於中央美術學院雕塑系並現居北京。作為現今受最高關注的新晉藝術家之一，楊心廣的創作多著重於改造及重新審視如石頭、木等普通、自然的材質。本次個展包括楊心廣2009-2011年的作品，在此，藝術家運用的媒介包括他拾回的樹枝、木架和小石塊等。