2014-03-14 | 6pm-9pm
Art Seasons Gallery
1 Selegie Road, PoMo, #02-21/24
From coins, figures, landscapes, and small things in his earlier works, to the ballet series he is currently painting, Yang Xu's subject matters have always seem to be unrelated and scattered. His painting technique is influenced by classical and ancient styles (mainly the skill of tempera painting). In the language of painting, beneath the reality, standards, and rules on canvas, Xu aims to express arrogance, eccentricity, and absurdity.
Living in a society that is classified by countries, one of the crucial methods of protecting the governors' rights is to make the ruled feel that there is a sense of existing standards and "rhythms." When the surface appears to be "perfect," or "gorgeous," not only do people forget about the fundamental problems such as ones' survival rights, but also be numbed enough to a point of not even considering it as an issue. It's a form of brainwashing or hypnotizing.