“Klein Sun Gallery”

Ling Jian’s first solo exhibition “Nature Chain” in the United States

Klein Sun Gallery is currently presenting “Nature Chain,” the first solo show by Ling Jian in the United States, until 23 December 2015. After three years in the making, Ling Jian’s exhibition “Nature Chain” consists of a collection of oil paintings through which he explores the complex portrays of women; ultimately depicting society’s obsession with beauty, desire and death. Using a mixture of Eastern and Western aesthetics, Jian presents hyper-realistic worlds destroyed by the idolatrous image in which they were created. The women in his series are visions of contemporary beauty, but are slightly distorted whereby people are humanised by their graceful sexual interplay. Ling Jian was born in 1963 in Shandong, China. He graduated with a BA from the Fine Arts Department of Tsinghua University Art College, Beijing, in 1986. Ling’s work has been the subject of solo museum exhibitions including “Moon in Glass,” at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China (2011) and at Today Art Museum, Beijing, China (2010). Recent group shows include “On Sharks and Humanity,” National Museum of China, Beijing, China (2015); “Face,” Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China (2012); “Lovers Pieces –Contemporary Art from Five Private Collections,” Kunstmuseum Mülheim an der Ruhr, Mülheim, Germany (2010); and “China Gold,” Musee Maillol, Paris, France...

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Klein Sun Gallery exhibits Jiang Pengyi in New York

Until 21 June, Klein Sun Gallery in New York is exhibiting the work of Chinese photographer Jiang Pengyi for the first time. Entitled “Glimpses”, the exhibition presents two series: Unregistered City and Everything Illuminates. In the former, the artist focuses on  sociopolitical perspectives, exploring the notions of destruction, urbanisation, and social development, whilst in Everything Illuminates, he approaches spiritual and philosophical themes, using long exposures and phosphorescent powder mixed with wax. Jiang Pengyi was born in the province of Yuanjiang in China in 1977 and studied at the Beijing Institute of Art &...

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