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Solemn Suns and Darkest Night

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Solemn Suns and Darkest Night: Contemporary Paintings by Patrick Lee and FloRéto

Exhibition Duration: June 19 to July 31, 2015
Participating Artists: Patrick Lee and FloRéto

Art+ Shanghai Gallery’s summer exhibition presents works of contemporary painting that capture those familiar emotions of heavy days and sleepless nights. Solemn Suns and Darkest Night presents a range of works of mostly acrylic on canvas from Taiwanese artist Patrick Lee and Shanghai-based French artist FloRéto. Linked by their design backgrounds and complementary dialogues, Lee and FloRéto feature meditative landscapes and abstract compositions that resonate with our own circadian rhythms of sleep and wakefulness, energy and light. There is a sense of the in between and other – of insomniac restlessness in the stark night and pensive rumination of wispy skies and low suns. With an air of hushed lullabies and chanted mantras, Solemn Suns and Darkest Night fulfills the cycle between day and night with a hypnotic appreciation of nature’s unmarred purity and unyielding darkness.

As Shanghai approaches the height of summer, when hazy suns and bright nights become ever more pronounced aspects of the city, the works of Solemn Suns and Darkest Night resonate with the city itself. Similar to Shanghai’s own hybrid identity as a Chinese yet global metropolis, artists Patrick Lee and FloRéto express a merging of East and West in their works. Their paintings are inspired by traditional motifs, international aesthetics, and their personal perceptions of contemporary culture. With extensive and varied backgrounds in artistic and design fields complemented by lifelong passions for the arts, the two artists express a desire to capture the mystery and enigma of nature, of landscape, and of China through the medium of painting. The dual exhibition Solemn Suns and Darkest Night: Contemporary Paintings by Patrick Lee and FloRéto will mark both artists’ first exhibition at Art+ Shanghai Gallery.

 

庄严的太阳·最深的夜:李绍荣和FloRéto的当代绘画展

展期: 2015年6月19日至7月31日
参展艺术家李绍荣FloRéto

艺术+上海画廊今夏展出的当代绘画作品,细致入微地描述了繁琐劳累的白天和辗转反侧的夜晚。“庄严的太阳·最深的夜”展示了一系列由台湾艺术家李绍荣以及常驻上海的法国艺术家FloRéto的布面丙烯作品。两人拥有相同的设计背景,在他们的绘画作品中,有冥想的风景,也有抽象的描述,与我们的昼夜起伏和能量光影产生共鸣。作品意味深长,在月明星稀之夜寤寐思服,遥想着稀稀疏疏的天空以及昏暗低沉的太阳。作品中弥漫着安静的摇篮曲以及反复吟唱的咒语,完美呈现了昼夜交替,力赞了自然的纯洁无暇以及黑夜的不屈不挠。

上海此时已进入夏,太阳光辉炫目,昏暗朦胧,夜晚天朗气清,万里无云。“庄严的太阳·最深的夜”这一展览与这座城市本身遥相呼应。上海是个兼具中国传统文化特色与国际化色彩的大都市。李绍荣和FloRéto在作品中也充分融合东西文化。通过欣赏他们的作品,观众可以感受到传统的主题思想,国际化的审美情调,以及创作者本人对于当代文化的独特视角。两位艺术家在艺术以及设计领域经验丰富,积淀深厚,孜孜不倦的热爱艺术,想要通过绘画捕捉自然,风景与中国的神秘,并解开谜底。“庄严的太阳•最深的夜:李绍荣和FloRéto的当代绘画双个展”是两位艺术家在艺术+上海画廊的首秀。

 

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