This contribution by curator Prof. Yu Xingze analyses and interprets the most recent paintings by Chinese artist Shi Shaoping (*1968). His works can be seen until 28 May 2023 in the solo exhibition “The Metamorphosis Series – The Infinite Images” at the Chun Art Museum Shanghai.
Shi Shaoping was born in 1968 and was inspired primarily by the 1980s. This generation of artists was marked by a time of rapidly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, significant wealth inequality, mass media and flashy music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip-hop. The 1980s was the time of the African famine, the height of the Cold War and also its end, marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. The author Yu Xingze (*1976) is a Chinese artist and professor of architecture and urban planning who works in Beijing, Shanghai and Bochum. The Chun Art Museum in Shanghai presents and researches modern and contemporary artworks as a non-profit art museum.
The work of the Chinese artist Shi Shaoping is dedicated to the exploration of memory. The painter employs two key concepts in the narrative context of his works: memory and time. His “narrative graffiti” painting presents actions and characters in a special way. Depicted characters and the stories told freely and independently create an endless imaginary space and are experienced within the …
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Image caption: Shi Shaoping, Still Life Series, 2023, Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60 cm