until 26.10. | #2861ARTatBerlin | Galerie Eigenheim presents from September 5, 2020 three exhibitions of paintings, drawings and installations by the artists Enrico Freitag with “Nebelherz”, Rao Fu with “Im Regen” and Wang Yuhong with “Seven Stars”.
Galerie EIGENHEIM Berlin hereby cordially invites you to the autumn exhibition. On 04.09. they will open an exhibition in which the three artists Enrico Freitag, Rao Fu and Wang Yuhong will be confronted with each other in a dialogue-like manner.
In the front room of the exhibition they show new works, mainly pastels on paper, by Enrico Freitag, which are less concerned with global issues but more with inner states of mind. These are juxtaposed with new large-format paintings by Rao Fu, chanching between dream and reality. In this room they develop a contrasting dialogue with installations by Wang Yuhong, while in the rear salon new paintings and paper works by the artist from Shanghai are on display.
For many years EIGENHEIM Weimar/Berlin has maintained contact with artists from China. Wang Yuhong, for example, has been an artist of the house since 2010 and Rao Fu, born in Beijing, since 2018. Works by Enrico Freitag have also been shown frequently in China – for example in collaboration with the Cantaloup Chivalrous Commune in Shanghai, which is led by Wang Yuhong and consists of artists, curators, critics and journalists.
ENRICO FRIDAY – Nebelherz
Enrico Freitag shows a new series in pastel on paper, which leaves his usual subjects: The outside world turns into the inside. Intimacy and trust collide with fear, loss, transience and failure, condensing into an open plot that freely interweaves references to art and literary history with his own memories and experiences.
Enrico Freitag was born in 1981 in Arnstadt in the Thuringian Forest. From 2002 to 2007 he studied fine arts at the Bauhaus University Weimar. Enrico Freitag lives and works in Weimar. Since 2007 he has been part of the permanent artist roster of the Eigenheim Gallery. Since then Enrico Freitag has participated in countless national and international exhibitions, residencies and fairs, received various scholarships such as the Scholarship for Fine Arts of the Free State of Thuringia and is represented in a number of private and public collections such as the Collection of the German Bundestag, the Archives of Modern Art or the Collection of the Thuringian State Chancellery.
RAO FU – Im Regen
The pictorial worlds of Rao Fu make use of the different cultures of the East and the West, are based on classical Chinese philosophy and culture, such as traditional ink painting, and are combined with knowledge of European painting and art history such as Romanticism. The works tell of his personal life, of the transcendence between reality and dream, of customs and myths and of the philosophy of being. The title In the Rain can be read as a symbol of a certain blurriness in life and inability to deal with a situation. However, the rain also stands for life and growth, for development and new beginnings, but on the other hand it also represents the dependence of man on nature. Rao Fu enables us to develop the most different whether positive, poetic, transfiguring or romantic views on things.
Rao Fu was born in Beijing in 1978 and trained as a calligrapher in China. Since 2002 he has been living and working in Dresden and studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts until 2010, among others as a master student with Prof. Ralf Kerbach. Rao Fu received various prizes and scholarships, such as the scholarship of the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony or the DAAD Scholarship for Free Art.
WANG YUHONG – Seven Stars
Seven Stars is the old term for the so-called seven-star puzzle – a historical Chinese intelligence game. Taking up the form of the seven-piece puzzle, Wang Yuhong allows a formal fusion of different art forms. Her photorealistic still lifes with their many echoes of Chinese cultural history come together with cubist and constructivist forms and develop a coexistence of different cultures. By juxtaposing both styles, Yuhong deepens her interest in questioning tradition and modernity, history and the present, the relationship between the Orient and the Occident. Beyond this, Yuhong is interested in the resulting lines and isolates them from the paintings to create sculptures like “The Rolling Blocks”.
Wang Yuhong was born in 1972 in Shanghai (China), graduated from Shanghai Xinzhi Art Normal School in 1990, continued her studies at the China Art Academy in Hangzhou and graduated in sculpture in 1998. Today Wang Yuhong is a professor at the Shanghai University of Art, heads the Cantaloup Chivalrous Commune in Shanghai and realizes exhibitions of Chinese and international artists throughout China. Wang Yuhong herself exhibits in major museums and is part of many collections such as the Shanghai Art Museum or the Mingyuan Art Center.
Soft opening: Friday, September 4, 2020, from 7 p.m.
Exhibition dates: Saturday, September 5 – Saturday, September 26, 2020To the Gallery
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