Events July, 26th 2010 by

My Painting Has No Colour – Sheng Qi

Sheng QiMaite Coloma and Sophie Gravier Directors of Poligono Gallery in Marbella presented an exhibition on Thursday 22nd of July of the stunning paintings of the Chinese artist Sheng Qi.

The exhibition attracted a large gathering of art lovers and visitors including a representative from the Marbella Town Hall and much of the local media were in attendance.

The artist Sheng Qi was born in Hefei, China, in 1965. He graduated from the Central Academy of Art and Design, Beijing, and completed his MFA at the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. Being a key figure of Chinese avant-garde, Sheng Qi has been widely exhibited in institutions such as Victoria and Albert Museum – V&A, London and Asia Society and Museum, NY, United States.

His work was included the much-hyped “Inside-Out” 1998 exhibition in New York which showcased contemporary Chinese art, as well as the influential “Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China”, where his work made the cover of the exhibition catalogue.

His work has been collected by The Museum of Modern Art, NY, The International Center of Photography, NY and the Smart Museum of Art, Chicago among many others. Sheng Qi lives and works in Beijing.

He participated in the demonstrations that led to the Tienanmen Square incident in Beijing in 1989. His hard-hitting non-academic painting style often appears to drip with ink and blood.

The canvases drip with paint in an intentionally messy way, which highlight the artist’s objective in seeing the world around him as it really is- a profoundly beautiful chaos.

Sheng Qi stated that although his body drifted abroad, part of him, his soul, was still deeply rooted in China.

Thanks to Paul Wilcockson LMPA for the shots,


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