Contemporary by Angela Li presents Spring Group Exhibition, showcasing artworks by twelve contemporary artists. Consisting of around 20 pieces of highlighted works, the show an array of ideas and inspirations of individual life experience through oil paintings, installations, photographs, and sculptures by Chen Wenling , He Chongyue , Jiang Shuo, Li Hongbo, Li Zhanyang , Li Wenmin, Liao Yibai, Martin Wehmer, Peter Steinhauer, Shi Jindian, Wong Perngfey.
Chen Wenling’s sculptures possess a strong personal statement, the expression of personal sentiments towards society and life.
He Chongyue travelled through China, going deep into the countryside, and used his camera to capture the citizens who had been neglected in our time.
Exploring the malleability of materials, with his expendable paper sculptures and carved knife sculptures, Li Hongbo encourages viewers to think out of the box.
Li Wenmin‘s creating process is based on this idea that she takes inspiration from her living environment to tell stories about her experience, an expression of her emotions and thoughts.
Employing the quality of stainless steel which is commonly recognized today, Liao Yibai’s work mirrors contemporary culture.
Jiang Shuo‘s works reflect her personal experience as a Red Guard in her youth, and her view about an ironic situation within today’s Chinese society.
Martin Wehmer’s thick oil paintings bear an abstract style while conveying simple and clearly represented subject matters. His images visualise discourses among diverse ways of representations from history and cultures, as well as the interactions he has with them.
Peter Steinhauer started off as a black and white photographer in 1993, he first began documenting the different facets of Hong Kong in monochrome when he arrived in the city, before becoming inspired by colourful scaffoldings wrapped around old buildings to create his popular Cocoons series.
With his continuous creative processes from traditional to modern art, Shi Jindian has developed into an ‘organic intellectual’ artist of unique skill, and this is reflected in his choice of subject matters – objects with historical and cultural significance and his superb craftsmanship.
Wong Perngfey believes that to paint is to believe that there is something worth remembering. He projects his history and longings onto spaces he inhabited, and filled up the spaces with memories.