Chen Ruo Bing: BluesOct 26 - Dec 07, 2019
Ginkgo Space is pleased to present Chen Ruo Bing’s solo exhibition “Blues” from October 26 to December 7, 2019. This show marks the artist’s third solo at the gallery.
This solo exhibition “Blues” consists of a dozen small and medium size paintings and an installation from Chen Ruo Bing’s practice in recent years. The works on view in this exhibition are the artist’s continuous thoughts and practices with regards to the light, color and form. Other than taking the viewer to explore multi-dimensional dichotomies in aspects of material, experience and perception, Chen Ruo Bing brings these notions further into the physical space in search of greater possibilities. This series of new works embody the multiple relationships within forms, lights, and between them, especially the resonating subtly of contrasting cold and warm color tones. In addition, the installation consists of florescent color tapes that look like arbitrary packaging, while they subtly offset the color of the artwork in a nonchalant fashion. The arbitrary binding of the textile tape resonates with the brush work on the two-dimensional painting. This work marks the artist’s further exploration of his artistic practice in the physical space since his solo exhibition “River of Light”. This spherical installation offer an impression of surging energy, that has been isolated from the quality of its material, to engender a spiritual glow.
Chen Ruo Bing, born in 1970, China. He Studied at Zhejiang Academy of Fine Art (Now China Academy of Art), Hangzhou from 1988 to 1991, and at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf with Prof. Gotthard Graubner, from 1992-1998. In 1993, Chen received the Advancement Award of Hedwig und Robert Samuel Foundation in Düsseldorf, and in 2000, Chen was enrolled in the Artist-in-Residence Program of the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Bethany.
Chen Ruo Bing’s solo exhibitions in recent years include Blues, Ginkgo Space, Beijing (2019) ；River of Light, Ginkgo Space, Beijing (2017)；Der Maler Chen Ruo Bing, Kunstmuseum Bochum (2016)；Looking for Now, Ginkgo Space, Beijing (2015). His works were included in the following group exhibitions； The Research Exhibition of Abstract Art in China, Today Art Museum, Beijing (2016); Abstraction and Beyond: The Research Exhibition of Abstract Art in China, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai (2016); China-Dialogue-Transmission, Ludwig Museum im Deutschherrenhaus, Koblenz (2017); Mutual Supplementary and Wedge, Liu Haisu Art Museum, Shanghai (2017). Chen’s works have been acquired by public collections including China Art Museum；Shanghai, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou；Kunstmuseum Bochum；Foundation Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf；St. Georg Hattingen；Middlebury College Museum of Art, Vermont among others.