Recently, “Illuminated”, an exhibition exploring the theme of lighting was on show in non-profit art space Gland. In this talk, New Century Art Foundation is pleased to invite GUO Hongwei, LI Shurui and LIN Ke, to further discuss over illumination and everyday spaces. Shape of objects emerge with light reflected, this is our most direct and everyday experience of light. As a unique type of light, backlit screens (cellphone, computer, television) bring visual changes and ensuing visual trends. How this affects art creation? When light is seen as a medium, what are the similarities and dissimilarities between professional lighting and everyday lighting? And when light is seen as art-related functional ones (such as lighting in art museum or exhibition lighting design), what kind of likely enlightenments light may bring to our work. Hopefully, everyone can join this talk, and share their unique insights on illumination surrounded us.
GUO Hongwei, graduated from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in 2004, now lives and works in Beijing. Heworks in different media as painting, collage, video, installation and performance, etc. He also runs the independent space “gland” from 2011 to now.
LI Shurui, graduated from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in 2004, now lives and works in Beijing and Dali. Her works develop from “light” and “space”, and is usually in the media of painting, installation and sculpture etc. Through visual experience, her works try to arouse audiences’ perceptive nature.
LIN Ke, born in 1984 in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province. He graduated from New Media Arts department of the China Academy of Fine Arts. He lives and works in Beijing. From 2010 he began making a series of operations associated with computer video and image works. Lin Ke put the computer as a studio, extracting material from computers and the Internet, some operating behavior and record images using the concept of screenshots and screen recording software. He won the 2014 OCAT- Pierre Huber Art Prize, and the ninth AAC art of the Chinese Youth Artist Award for the year 2015. LIN Ke is also a member of the art group Double Fly Art Center.