Description

At the intersection of form and circular sense, Ciclico is an exhibition-project by the Chinese painter Chen Li (Beijing, 1988). More than an anthology of individualised productions, the complex of works on show, created during the summer of 2019, was born as the result of a semiotic and curatorial vision carried out thanks to the synergy between artist, gallerist and curator. The relationship between the chromatic choices of the artist and the will to investigate the possibilities offered by a pictorial support with atypical forms sublimates in an overall vision in which, without losing its peculiar value, each work contributes to the construction of a significant corpus. In Circular, the cyclical archetypal shape of the circle, chosen as the format of the works, is declined in some of its most universal meanings: cosmological emblem and symbol of the cyclical nature of time. Through the chromatic mutations of his canvases Chen Li gives life to a microcosm that reconstructs the cyclical nature of sunlight changes during a day, interacting organically with the phytomorphic components of the subjects. Circular and cyclical is therefore the nature of time and light, the main subjects of this set of works, but also the formal and expository nature of the works themselves that the visitor is invited to observe following a path of discovery of the chromatic variations operated by the artist .

Chen Li

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Description

At the intersection of form and circular sense, Ciclico is an exhibition-project by the Chinese painter Chen Li (Beijing, 1988). More than an anthology of individualised productions, the complex of works on show, created during the summer of 2019, was born as the result of a semiotic and curatorial vision carried out thanks to the synergy between artist, gallerist and curator. The relationship between the chromatic choices of the artist and the will to investigate the possibilities offered by a pictorial support with atypical forms sublimates in an overall vision in which, without losing its peculiar value, each work contributes to the construction of a significant corpus. In Circular, the cyclical archetypal shape of the circle, chosen as the format of the works, is declined in some of its most universal meanings: cosmological emblem and symbol of the cyclical nature of time. Through the chromatic mutations of his canvases Chen Li gives life to a microcosm that reconstructs the cyclical nature of sunlight changes during a day, interacting organically with the phytomorphic components of the subjects. Circular and cyclical is therefore the nature of time and light, the main subjects of this set of works, but also the formal and expository nature of the works themselves that the visitor is invited to observe following a path of discovery of the chromatic variations operated by the artist .