Shanghai Art Scene: Xiaowei Chen's Duo Exhibition At AroundSpace In Shanghai
28 aug 2015 by art:i:curate team
art:i:curate artist Xiaowei Chen presents a series of new works in a duo exhibition at AroundSpace in Shanghai.
Xiaowei's art derives from the movement that starts in her heart and ends at her fingertip; her drawing is the reflection and extension of her inner world. She draws her inspiration from nature and life and is also intuitively influenced by her change of emotions.
In the exhibition, Xiaowei showcases the 'Diamond' series in which she imagines herself as a woodpecker and works tirelessly on paper creating all the holes to store her valuables (e.g. diamonds). Following an intuitive movement, Xiaowei chooses a 0.3mm needle pen to draw, denies all editing and corrections and considers no right or wrong in her drawings. By doing so, Xiaowei's works are empowered, and a stream of inner emotion and imagination is freely expressed on the paper.
Green No.7, image courtesy of the artist.
Wood Moon, image courtesy of the artist.
Big dreams of a seed, image courtesy of the artist.
Deep in the Jungle, image courtesy of the artist.
Diamond Heart, image courtesy of the artist.
Hide, image courtesy of the artist.
Ambiguous, image courtesy of the artist.
Xiaowei Chen is a visual artist based in Boston. Her works have been exhibited in solo and group shows including 'PROMPT', 13 Forest Gallery (Arlington, 2015); 'Gong Ju International Art Show', Limlip Art Museum (Chungnam, 2014); 'Curated by NoLIta', The Nolitan Hotel (New York, 2014); 'If I want blue, I paint with orange', 49B Studios (New York, 2014); 'Above and Below the Clouds', The Research House for Asian Art (Chicago, 2013); 'Beyond the Clouds', Maya Polsky Gallery (Chicago, 2013); 'In-formal abstraction', (Art) Amalgamated (New York, 2013).