We are pleased to launch the upcoming Polyphony: Tu Xi Solo Exhibition at Triumph Gallery in 798 Art District on March 21, 2020. This exhibition showcases the artist’s latest works in the past two years and tries to create an accessible reality for viewers to perceive with continued focus on such painting elements as shape, color, material and texture.
The artist finds his source of inspiration in the connotation and abstractions of the image. It has long been the artist’s pursuit to balance these two aspects and align them with the various units and systems in the picture. The conceptual idea becomes irrelevant and his internationalized painting language documents only the experience, perceptions, feelings and life events. Viewers are expected to resonate with the texture, the mechanism, and the way the illustrations are arranged, find themselves in the paintings or even, stumble across
the intriguing misinterpretation behind the image.
The woods-themed exhibition is inspired by Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, whose antipathy towards materialism and eroding reality and pursuit of nature and spirit go, unexpectedly, hand in hand with the ideal of ancient Chinese literati, who would roam in mountains and travel alongside rivers for spiritual freedom. This exhibition features a larger volume of new works revealing a string of formal explorations in composition, content and technique. His emphasis on the sense of spatial context and texture pushes the image to a higher level.
At the meantime, formal transformations coexist with the temperature and texture of easel paintings, to which the artist adheres as vigilantly as always. His original intention remains unchanged.
About the artist
Tu Xi was born in 1982, he graduated from Renmin University of China School of Arts in 2006, and graduated from Central Academy of Fine Arts in 2009. Tu Xi is now living and working in Beijing. In Tu Xi’s work, the shapes, colours, the texture of the materials, and the spatial language create a real scene that is accessible and tangible to viewers. The images are the collection of personal experience and collective unconscious with humanistic concern. His solo exhibitions include: “Polyphony: Tu Xi Solo Exhibition” (Triumph Gallery, Beijing, 2020), “Conceptual Cortex-Tu Xi Solo Exhibition” (Triumph Gallery, Beijing, China, 2016), "The Kind Sense of Alienation-Tu Xi Solo Exhibition” (Gallery Beijing Space, Beijing, China, 2013)，etc.