Longlisted for "Paint Like You Mean It" 2014
Interview Room 11, Edinburgh
The selection process for "Paint Like You Mean It" was finalized. My work "Manifold" 2014 is part of the long list, meaning that it will be featured in the catalogue.
"Paint Like You Mean It" is the inaugural painting prize and exhibition organized by Interview Room 11 through an international open call to any artist aged 18 or over. Artists were invited to submit one work that they deem to be "painting".
Interview Room 11 is an artist run gallery and project space in the heart of Edinburgh founded in 2013.
Congratulations to the shortlisted artists who will take part in the show.
The Gallery 2014
My video The Noise Turning the Sky Blue was showcased on 15 February 2014, from 4-6 pm within The Gallery Project held at C-Space from 11 January - 1 March 2014.
The Gallery is an interactive multimedia project initiated by Chinese artist Wang Xin. Anyone who is interested in showing at The Gallery may submit their work and exhibition proposals would be realised on a first-come-first-serve basis.
The idea for my application came to me after I read the statement of The Gallery Project, specifically from the practical aspect of the works submitted being destroyed after the exhibition. I correlated this with an art trivia: in 1972 Laszlo Toth gained international notoriety by vandalizing Michelangelo's Pietà statue.
Initially I wanted to paint the portrait of this man on a mirror and send it to be exhibited, only to ask the organizers to destroy the painting with a hammer after the show and film their action. The point would have been the fact that I consider such involvement from their part to be of high artistic significance, maybe higher that my painting of the image would have had. However, due to the difficulties of putting this idea into practice, I had to reconsider and actually make a home-made video in which I perform myself the gesture of smashing the projected portrait, an action which I am coating with secondary, less important, details and atmosphere.
For further information regarding this project, please visit the websites of C-Space or The Gallery
Celeste Prize 2013 - Finalist
My work One Day Reality has been chosen by Celeste Prize's selection panel for the final exhibition in Rome. I was voted second in Painting & Graphics Prize Section. Congratulations to the section's winner Noa Giniger. You can see the recipients of all the prizes at the link provided below.
More details and the winners
The Distance Itself 2013 - Solo Show
My last solo show is The Distance Itself, a third time collaboration with C-Space Gallery in Beijing. The project comprises one video and 8 paintings. A few small found objects and debris are scattered across the galley space, sometimes on the shelf formed by the depth of the paintings stretchers' top bars.
Follow this link for the project's portfolio