Solo exhibition by Zhang Yingnan on view at KÖNIG SEOUL

The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Wednesday, April 24, 2024


Solo exhibition by Zhang Yingnan on view at KÖNIG SEOUL
Zhang Yingnan, All and All, 2023. Oil on canvas, 150 x 200 cm. 59 x 78 3/4 in. Unique.



SEOUL.- KÖNIG SEOUL is presenting, MELTING, a new solo exhibition by Zhang Yingnan, his second-ever show in Korea, and first in 10 years. This presentation is comprised of 11 new paintings, all made within the last year, showcasing the Beijing-based artist’s near-photorealist take on architecture of interior spaces, always devoid of human subjects.

Melting, also known as erosion, is a process in which solid objects gradually change to liquid states. This process can occur in various different materials, such as melting icebergs, rocks, and metals. These processes are important parts of the natural cycle of matter and energy and have a significant impact on the formation and evolution of ecological systems as well as on the survival and development of both humans and nature.

According to the traditional Chinese I Ching (Book of Changes), melting is a natural process that represents a gradual, natural transformation and change. The process of erosion can be associated with the principles of Yin and Yang and the Five Elements. Yang represents birth, while Yin represents death, and erosion is the process of transformation from Yang to Yin. Specifically, erosion means a process of gradual reduction and disappearance; it is an irreversible process. In this process, the old form gradually disappears, and a new form gradually emerges. In I Ching, the process of melting can be explained through the laws of the mutual generation of the Five Elements, where one element gradually transforms into another – water can transform into wood, wood can transform into fire, fire can transform into earth, earth can transform into metal, and metal can transform back into water. This transformational process is that of erosion, which is also the process of the birth of a new form, a natural state of change and development.

According to the artist, “I hope to show through the works in this exhibition the interweaving and transformation of memories in the past history and the outlook for the future in the temporal dimension, to form a narrative that transcends time and space. Melting expresses a change in a material state, symbolizing the blurred boundaries between material and spirit, reality and surreality, history and future.”

The works in this show are full of classical elegance, with strict, orderly, calm, and reserved composition; in terms of content, his works are often full of wonder, giving ordinary spaces a dreamy texture, building imaginary spatial relations on the canvas. Whether it is the warm golden sun shining into the cold blue glacier inside a room in MELTING, 2023, or the dark and silent blue glass door revealing the dazzling white light of the future in FUTURE, 2023, or the warm yellow majestic theater reflecting the pale vast grassland and the lonely figure walking away in SIT BY MY SIDE, 2023, the works are both real and absurd.

For Zhang Yingnan, the pervasive sense of loss in his paintings comes from his observation of human relationships. The empty and desolate spaces in his paintings point to lost memories, symbolizing the emptiness of people’s spiritual and psychological states, but also the imaginary space where artists can carry their thoughts, emotions, and memories. Although living in a rapidly developing era, Zhang Yingnan’s paintings depict a state of inner peace.

© Text by Shi Zheng










Today's News

April 3, 2024

'Star Trek' fan leaves behind a collection like no one has done before

'Hidden Faces: Covered Portraits of the Renaissance' opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

In Raymond Saunders' paintings, an education on how to rebel

San Antonio Museum of Art presents 'Ángel Rodríguez-Díaz: The Goddess Triptych' reunited focus exhibition

A lifetime under the moon's shadow

Vik Muniz: 'Scraps and Legal Tender' on view at Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

Gió Marconi opens Alex Da Corte's first exhibition in Milan since 2015

Solo exhibition by Zhang Yingnan on view at KÖNIG SEOUL

The Vancouver Art Gallery launches three curatorial residencies

Exhibition of new paintings by Carrie Rudd opens at Polina Berlin Gallery

William John Kennedy's 'Lost Archive' of Andy Warhol and Robert Indiana Photographs - opens in London

Mendes Wood DM Sao Paulo presents 'Funduras' by Solange Pessoa

Eleven new member dealers from across the United States join the Art Dealers Association of America

'Newcastle' by Luke David Kellett published in April 2024

Rune Bosse will take over the greenhouse in the Ordrupgaard Art Park

Secrets of a Danish castle

Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung appointed chief curator of the 36th Bienal de São Paulo

Prats Nogueras Blanchard opens new gallery space with exhibition by Muntadas

A Secondary Eye to open new gallery in Sydney

Madonna and Barbra are fans. Broadway, meet Lempicka.

For 50 years Ailey II has been a proving ground, not just for dance

5 classical music albums you can listen to right now

Mastering the Reels: Strategies for Joker Gaming Slots

Your Path to Consulting Interview Success: The Ultimate Case Interview Guide

Mining Marvels: Exploring the Best of Hyperbit Cloud Mining

Mobile Slots Gaming: Tips for Playing on the Go Without Draining Your Battery

The Psychological Edge: Mindset Techniques for Staying Focused and Winning at Slots

Ethereum Price and Crypto Art: A New Frontier for Investors

Los Angeles Architects: Blending Tradition and Progress in Cultural Preservation

Market Size of Custom Fridge Magnets

Mastering Luck: Winning Tactics for Slot Gacor Online

The Ultimate Guide to Winning Big in Slot Gacor Games




Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 



Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

sa gaming free credit
Attorneys
Truck Accident Attorneys
Accident Attorneys

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site Parroquia Natividad del Señor
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful