Hanart TZ Gallery presents ‘Inga Svala Thorsdottir and Wu Shanzhuan: Circles Vibration—Bracket Bridge’, an exhibition of new collaborative works and installations by these two seminal Conceptual artists.
Circles Vibration—Bracket Bridge is the latest collaboration between the Icelandic artist Inga Svala Thorsdottir and the Chinese artist Wu Shanzhuan. For this exhibition the artists have created a series of intriguing installations whose forms are inspired by a combined sense of mathematical purity and philosophical playfulness that characterizes their creative thinking and conceptual methodology.
Among the signature works in the exhibition is a series of delicate paintings that demonstrate the geometric process by which the artists have discovered intricately structured bridge-like forms within the overlapping images of a vibrating circle. In another series of works, The Bridges Pythagoras, the artists give these almost magical forms a concrete presence by transforming them into tensile steel sculptures. The mixed media series, Little Fat Flesh, features paintings of semi-abstract forms that are a further exploration, or extrapolation, of Thorsdottir and Wu’s seminal concept of the ‘Perfect Bracket’ — a visual and a philosophical construct that questions the way we possess, contain and integrate knowledge. In Little Fat Flesh, paintings of the ‘Little Fat Flesh’ form are mounted on magnetized steel boards and manipulated like jigsaw pieces into a variety of tessellated structures, echoing the natural process of cellular growth or the synaptic networking of thought patterns.
With this new exhibition, Circles Vibration—Bracket Bridge, Thorsdottir and Wu create a world of physical forms and conceptual constructs which reaches beyond the senses to tickle the deeper levels of the thinking mind; and resonates with the larger questions of contemporary existence.