夏鹏， 这位来自天津的艺术家。在德国生活和工作了12年，从水墨绘画转向加上绘画， 从面对一种文化差异问题的好奇慢慢的变为了对时代中各个文化面对的共同问题的好奇。。。这同样是我们这个跨文化的画廊很感兴趣的话题。。。
The details of online pictures are replaced by painterly details in XIA PENG’s paintings.
The online visual fragment information cannot help forming one kind of mind mode, which makes us as a sensitive audience more and more anxious.
Since the 1960s and 70s, the decades of which a sexual liberation and drug discovery flooded into the western world—many serious radical artists intend to challenge the complex, rigid enterprise and government mechanism. Individuals are tightly held and controlled by the government mechanism, and the format of this system seems like a class based jail, blazing the challenge out of ambition artists. With the changing circumstance as well as the time, technology development pushes the expression and spread of freedom. As individuals，understanding the world and history through these images, it freely satisfies our demands, but nevertheless brings more deep confusions...
Xia Peng, the artist from Tianjin, China, who has lived and worked for 12 years in Germany, gradually changed from ink painting to easel painting. The Curiosity of Cultural Shock extended from one single aspect to the diverse cultural topics and dilemmas that we humanbeings all face, which is the same topic that Migrant Birds, as an intercultural project, is interested in.
In Migrant Birds VI, we would like to present you with the above-mentioned topic, and look forward to expanding the visualised question to an interesting rethink and discussion. This exhibition is moreover one interpretation of pixelized vision.
Image technology has already brought all of us partly to the future while the rest of which still remains both in the present and in the past.
We are questioning from different angles what belongs to us, who we are, what we are and what has been left to us in the visual world.
“When the characteristics of the news such as the timeliness and materialism is dissociated, I found a symbolical universality and an emotion or atmosphere which is applicable to all.
Information Technology somehow changes the way in which we observe the world, widely extending the human visual ability. No matter whether the information is broadcasting or via public security, even with the individual demands, the Information Technology mode of observation are indispensable.
The overflow application of video, CCTV security cameras, internet, and unmanned aircraft, has spread to the point where humans rely on the convenience of the technology also suffer from the menace of it. Cool high-technology becomes the appearance of the desire.
Technology is breaking away from the core of our life, and new anxiety and confusion of this new age is exploding...which meanwhile is transferred and delivered exactly from XIA PENG’s work…
The image resources implied in these works come mostly from the internet. The whole set of work is the impressional expression of the era. The more of an overloaded the information becomes, the more incapable we are to process and digest it. However, the explosion of information in this age is beyond retrieval and inevitable, which at the same time blurs the identity of the individual.
Let’s explore the angle of seeing, the aim of seeing, the desire of seeing, the ability of seeing as well as the regret of seeing through the approach of the appreciation of paintings. ”