until 10.09. | #3531ARTatBerlin | Migrant Bird Space presents in cooperation with the Jian Teahouse in Berlin from 30. July 2022 (Opening: 29.07.) The exhibition “You are the spring I will never look back at” by the artist Kuan Yun. The exhibition will be shown in the Uhlandstraße.
“Kuanyun” is the name chosen by Zhang Mingfang as he started his new way of life as an artist. Despite having loved art ever since a student, Zhang only began devoting more time to his own artistic pursuits later on in life after working as an art operator in his own gallery— Yi An— in Shanghai. After making such compromises to life’s pragmatism, Kuanyun returns to what he has always loved the most, writing and drawing.
His works read like a diary, as he uses the traditional Chinese way of drawing, ink and wash, to tell the story of our life in the moment, drawing inspiration from everyday life as well as literature.
The quotidian quality of his works reflects the emphasis Kuanyun places on daily habits that accumulate over time. Being an avid reader since his late teens and drawing everyday for seven years (taking a piece of paper everywhere when his drawing was easily interrupted by his busy gallery owner schedule), these daily practices have metamorphosized into his unique style.
Refusing to devise a complete idea before creating, Kuanyun likes to convey his true immediate feelings directly through his art. He wants to invite his spectators to bask in their own reveries made possible only through the relaxed and childlike nature of his works.
Still employing the traditional technique of ink painting, Kuanyun paintings are far from traditional, rather they are experimental and spontaneous at the same time. Till this day, Kuanyun writes and draws everyday as he continuously practice reflecting, feeling life, letting go of unpleasantness, and learning about understanding and tolerance.
Please note that the exhibition is not on display at the Migrant Bird Space in Mitte.
Adresse: Uhlandstraße 147, 10719 Berlin-Wilmersdorf.
The exhibition is open by arrangement only. Please make an appointment by email stating name, contact details and preferred time slot.
Opening: Friday, 29. July 2022, 5:00 pm
Exhibition dates: Saturday, 30. July to Saturday, 10. September 2022To the Gallery
Image caption title: Kuanyun, courtesy Migrant Bird Space
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