Rewriting Beyond Reality represents Lin Weixiang’s first exhibition of paintings in Singapore. Expressing the richness of the fantasy and unconscious thoughts innate to an individual’s reality, Lin Weixiang’s works shape dreamlike realms populated by recurrent motifs such as trees, lakes, and luxuriant flora, drawing inspiration from the landscapes of his home province of Guangdong. Applied acrylic paint on the surface of fabric mounted to canvas, occasionally appliqued with multiple fabrics, results in imagery equal parts layered pigment and revealed background, blurring the boundary between creation and existence, imagination and reality, and bringing to mind the magical realism of authors such as Borges and Marquez. The world of Lin Weixiang is therefore a visual as well as emotional existence wherein protagonists expose both their vulnerabilities and possibilities. It is a world filled with melancholy and nostalgia, mystery and truth, borrowing amply from the language of de Chirico’s metaphysical art and with additional references to religion, mythology, and humanity.
Lin Weixiang is a Chinese artist born in Guangdong Province in 1982. He graduated from the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts and is well-known for his works that combine existing fabrics with acrylic painting.
Venue: Art + Shanghai Singapore Art Space, 108 Grange road, #15-06 Cliveden at Grange, 249595 Singapore
Opening hours: Thursday to Saturday, 10:00am to 6:30pm
When: 15 Nov 2016 - 15 Jan 2017,