CURRENT

2017.8.19
呼吸


Artist: Rose Wong
Opening reception: August 19, 2017, 3 p.m.
Duration: August 19, 2017—September 17, 2017
(11:00—18:00, Monday & Tuesday closed)

Location: Ying Gallery, No.258-2-1 Cao Chang Di Village, Cui Ge Zhuang, Chao Yang District, Beijing, China, 100015
www.ying-gallery.net

Vine is a flexible climbing plant rooted in the soil. They have slender stems. Although they could not support themselves to stand straight, their climbing nature allows them to climb on different circumstances. The roots of these plants will plunge into the smallest gap on the wall and grow strongly. This kind of plant is similar to what Rose 's works have always conveyed to me. Both of them seem weak but tenacious with a great vitality spreads through her works.

Since 2014, I have been in touch with Rose and her works. For years, I have been feeling her clear self -consciousness of her identity as a female artist. Not only does she differentiate herself by fitting in the gender label of “a female artist”, but using her thinking and body as a tool to interprete, question and walk through what she (as a female) has encounter is her living condition as a female by painting, installation and performance. The solo exhibition of her is a narrative of her mental growth. After the education in University of Hong Kong, Goldsmith College in UK and finally the real living experience in this insecurity and unstable city Beijing, her powerful internal quality has been activated and refined. Rose’s works embodies a tension of contradictions. Rose’s work reminds me when a woman is ready to open the body for the “give and take. Under the perfectly crystalized and transparent appearance of her works, we can see the mixed substances of female nature: sensitivity, fragility, tolerance and bleeding wounds after cuts. Every breathe is taking in the pain breathing out with the self cure. Rose has made her body and thinking a tunnel to connect her introspect of herself and the expression of the reality. Therefore, her works are the authentic revealing herself as a female life.