Patagonia Wind—He Gong Solo Exhibition
Organizer: A Thousand Plateaus Art Space
Artist: He Gong
Media: Painting, Installation
Venue: A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, 87# Fangqin Street, Gaoxin District, Chengdu
Opening: 4:00--6:00pm, June 16th, 2012 (Saturday)
Exhibition Duration: June 16th - July 31st, ,2012
Spiritual dialogues between two pure and ideal-keeping dream-chaser crossing 60 years.
It is my honor to pronounce that the "Patagonia Wind", He Gong's second solo exhibition in A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, is going to open on 16, June, 2012. The works in this exhibition were made after his motorcycle tour following Che Guevara's path from the end of last year to the beginning of this year. These works include large size paintings, installations and pertaining documentaries. From these works we can see Mr.He's continual and deep concerning on previous issues and his spiritual conversation with another great idealist Che as well.
He Gong, the famous contemporary artist, was born in Chongqing，China in 1955. In 1978, he was admitted to the Fine Arts Department of Southwest Normal University, and won the Master's degree at Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts in 1985. He is now a professor and doctoral tutor in Arts College of Sichuan University. Since the early 1980s, when Chinese contemporary art started to thrive, He Gong began his personal art practice. During the period of postgraduate, he created works such as Dilute Memory and Bach's Metaphor to show his reflections on history and culture and the concerns of man's present living condition. From 1986, He Gong studied in the United States and Canada as a visiting artist and visiting professor at several universities, during which he had actively participated in the international academic forum and continued his personal art activities. In the process of studying Western post-modern movement in art, he created paintings, installations and conceptual art, such as the installations Dream of Ark, This is Not The Mayflower, Program of The Post-Yangtze Dolphin, oil painting European Station, The Subway to Brooklyn, and so on, to convey the cross-cultural feeling and thinking. After coming back to China at the beginning of this century, the works of He Gong tended to be more concretely presenting the cultural and philosophical speculations. A strong tension exudes from the paintings with seemingly casual and random brushstrokes unveils He Gong's doubts and his pursuit of ideal as an intellectual artist. It is exactly this pursuit that inspired He Gong, the dream chaser, re-embark on the trip to Patagonia Plateau at the 60th anniversary of Che Guevara's motorcycle trip.
Wholly Sponsored: TIANFU PARK ISLAND
The publications will be issued during the exhibition, "Patagonia Wind", 275×210cm, printing in full color , 210P
He Gong, All Corners of the Country, Acrylic and Oil on Canvas, 300×480cm, 2012
He Gong, Sleepless Cigar, Acrylic and Oil on Canvas, 300×400cm 2012
He Gong, Weapon or Toy,The Last Rock, Acrylic and Oil on Canvas, 200×250cm, 2012
He Gong, Action or Edute, Acrylic and Oil on Canvas, 300×400cm, 2012
He Gong, Ambition—World‘s Gossip, Acrylic and Oil on Canvas, 180×200cm, 2012
He Gong,A New Day,Paint on Flagstone, 100×120×15cm, 2011
He Gong,Night Ship,Installation,Metal，Cow Leather，Tobacco，Acrylic, 93×24×17cm, 2012
HeGong ,1951-2011 ,lnstallation, 81×67×30cm，2012
He Gong, Patagonia Wind ,Installation, 387×178×185cm, 2012