EDGE projects
 Cindy Ng Soi Ieng  Rhythm No. 9  Digital ink painting

ENIGMA of EXISTENCE

April 22nd – May 7th, 2017

Wayne Warren (UK), Ren Han (PRC), Cindy Ng Soi Ieng (Macau/ PRC), Andy Holden (UK), Wang Zhiyuan (PRC) and Cornford and Cross (UK)

Red Gate Gallery (Beijing), in collaboration with EDGE projects, present an exhibition involving Chinese and British artists.

Gallery Address: Dongbianmen Watchtower, 9 Chongwenmen Dongdajie, Dongcheng District, Beijing
  

Many of the seven artists have had experiences – eg studying, exhibiting – in both the UK and China. The works represent an international style, while also assuming a sense of their particular cultural source. For example, the inkworks of Cindy Ng and Ren Han contain reference to traditional Chinese inkpainting without overtly adhering to the styles of the past.
 
The idea of what constitutes ‘reality’, in terms of human existence in the world, has always been a subject of philosophical and psychological positions inherited or adopted by individuals or groups – religious, political, social, academic.
The Japanese author, Haruki Murakami, constantly crosses the divide between the ‘tangible, everyday’ reality and the subconscious spiritual world, which may be a form of utopia, or dystopia, or both intersecting - memories, supernatural imaginings, fears and aspirations all lead to metaphysical states of being in which supposed concrete barriers are dissolved or impregnated so that one is transposed to ‘another world’ – a virtual reality.
 
The artworks selected for the exhibition address the idea of the unknown in many different forms – including non-representational and figurative; painting, photomedia, copper sheet, lenticular and video.

 Cindy Ng Soi Ieng  Rhythm No. 9  Digital ink painting

Cindy Ng Soi Ieng
Rhythm No. 9
Digital ink painting

 Cindy Ng Soi Ieng

Cindy Ng Soi Ieng

 Wayne Warren (foreground) and Cindy Ng Soi Ieng (background)

Wayne Warren (foreground) and Cindy Ng Soi Ieng (background)

 Wayne Warren

Wayne Warren

 Wayne Warren  Fall  2017, Lenticular photograph

Wayne Warren
Fall
2017, Lenticular photograph

 Ren Han

Ren Han

 Ren Han  Mirror No. 22  2015, Pencil on paper, mounted on board

Ren Han
Mirror No. 22
2015, Pencil on paper, mounted on board

 Cornford and Cross  The End of History   2004, digital photograph

Cornford and Cross
The End of History 
2004, digital photograph

 Wang Zhiyuan  Three Stages Toward Loyalty, Stage 3: Freedom   2015, animation

Wang Zhiyuan
Three Stages Toward Loyalty, Stage 3: Freedom
2015, animation

 Wang Zhiyuan  Three Stages Toward Loyalty, Stage 3: Freedom

Wang Zhiyuan
Three Stages Toward Loyalty, Stage 3: Freedom

 Andy Holden  Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landsca pe 2011-12, Vinyl wall text

Andy Holden
Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape
2011-12, Vinyl wall text

 Kiran Patel, First Secretary, British Embassy official opening

Kiran Patel, First Secretary, British Embassy
official opening

 Opening address

Opening address

 Wang Zhiyuan public talk

Wang Zhiyuan public talk