until 31.01. | #1728ARTatBerlin | Galerie Pugliese Levi presents from 12th December 2017 the exhibition “Snow, Slow” with paintings and drawings by the artist Xiaohua.
Galerie Pugliese Levi shows works of the Chinese artist Xiaohua. Reaching beyond traditional painting techniques, the artist opens up the surfaces of the rough canvasses and papers for inner worlds beneath the surface. Stitching, in particular, as an alternative way to painting, contributes to environments characterized by exquisite colour ranges, subtle balance and an atmosphere that is both assured and open. From very large to very small sizes, from elaborate to minimal arrangements, the seemingly diverse artistic means are many ways of opening spaces.
Constantly searching for compatibility between apparently unrelated objects and materials, always on the quest for an equilibrium and some kind of “right balance of things”, Xiaohua’s wish is to reach “togetherness” through the acceptance of difference. “My work is my dream of a simple world, it is related to my past and to my experiences,” says the artist, “it is an unrealistic fantasy set against real life.”
Xiaohua was born in Suzhou, China, in 1986. Following studies at Suzhou Art & Design Technology Institute, professional work as an editor and extensive travel, she began to study painting at Chinesisch-Deutsche Kunstakademie in China in 2012 and moved to Berlin in 2013 in order to continue her studies at Berlin University of the Arts (UdK). She graduated in Fine Arts and obtained a “Meisterschüler” title in 2016.
Xiaohua lives and works in Berlin. The exhibition at Galerie Pugliese Levi is her second solo show in Germany and her third this year after “Marrakech, and the town in there” (Taipei, Taiwan) and “Time is stopping” (Hangzhou, China). Since 2012 she participated in several group exhibitions in Germany and China and her work was presented at a number of art fairs such as Art Cologne (2016), Asia Now Paris (2016) and Art Central Hong Kong (2016, 2017).
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue.
Vernissage: Saturday, 09th December 2017, 06:00 p.m.
Exhibition period: Tuesday, 12th December 2017 to Wednesday, 31st January 2018Zur Galerie Pugliese Levi
Image caption: Xiaohua, We all get lost, 2015 – 2017 (Detail)
Exhibition Xiaohua – Snow, Slow – Galerie Pugliese Levi | ART@Berlin