Asian Art Platform highlights two emerging Chinese artists who have exhibited extensively in China, Cai Jun and Sun Shang. As the members of the Post-80s generation (or, China’s generation Y), both artists use their unique artistic language to present the cultural experience and life journey of China’s younger generation.
Born following the adoption of the reform and opening up policy in 1978, the new generation grew up in the vortex of change socially and culturally, during rapid economic growth, while strongly rooted in China’s socialism policy. The Post-80s bunch was encouraged to absorb new things and break through the old perception in a new way.
Inspired by the new changes and digital influence, Cai Jun and his rebellious, playful and humorous characters cynically challenge the so-called “Supposed Art Form”. His bold colors represent the chaotic city life and the fast moving society.
Growing up in the same era, lives in the same city, Sun Shang is telling us a different side of the story. He transformed the hard, lifeless wood to flawless, lifelike human anatomy. His work bears the remarkable quality of lightness and softness by evoking natural elements to represent the softer side of the human nature.
Venue: Asian Art Platform, 142 Towner Road, Singapore 327824
When: 12 Jun - 3 Jul 2015,