CHEN Wei 陳維
4 April - 3 May 2014
Gallery EXIT is pleased to present CHEN Wei's second solo exhibition with the gallery.
Known for his idiosyncratic language, Chen presents a selection of photographs, light-boxes and installations exposing the inherent and dissonant contradictions between expectation and reality.
Meticulously staged and intricately narrated, the presented tableaux developed by elaborating fragments of personal memories and fantasies, hidden symbols, contemporary realities and residues of histories.
Inspired by cinematic methodologies of suspense creation, these works evolved by employing allegoric devices. Though his approach is focused in the mechanic of staging, Chen is cautious of leaving the narrative open. Coins, statues, books and light reappear throughout the narrative of the exhibition, hinting at contemporary themes and taboos such as desire in a consumptive society, the spectacle of the art world and the human condition in urban environment.