Nature of Speed《瘋景》
Nature of Speed
23 May - 22 June 2013
Tsang Chui Mei
"Nature of Speed" is a group exhibition co-organised by London gallery Ibid. and Gallery EXIT, Paintings, anchored by sculptures that explore the natural media, will present a hyperbolised view of our contemporary environment as we are engulfed by the madness that ensues.
At the centre of the exhibition is a series of cedar wood beam works by David Adamo. In an almost performative process, the artist gouges and chops into the raw material, revealing the structures of pillars, plinths or totems. Adamo explores sculpture’s narrative possibilities, and the act of making as staged and choreographed activity is a constant theme throughout his works.
The surrounding canvases present a world of accelerated change and offers interpretations from the exhilarating to the outright eerie. Xue Feng’s paintings are a riot of flamboyant strokes depicting the vibrancy of Spring. His works shows in a rich manner our contemporary mindset towards nature and its politics of artificiality, framed in an articulated vocabulary of both Chinese and western painting traditions.