Past Exhibitions

Modern Utopia 

A New Show by Ye Hongxing

Presented by ART LEXÏNG  

April 5–April 30, 2018

Opening Reception on Tuesday, April 10,

6–9 PM  

Miami Ironside Arts District

Ye Hongxing 

Rolling No.7

2017

Crystal sticker collage on canvas

120 x 120 cm 

Ye Hongxing 

Overlap No.29

2016

Crystal sticker collage on canvas

110 x 220 cm 

FOR IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE

 

ART LEXÏNG is proud to announce the second solo exhibition by Ye Hongxing, at the gallery located in Miami’s burgeoning Ironside Arts District. The artist’s new show comes on the heels of a whirlwind year that’s seen corporate partnerships and exhibitions at internationally recognized galleries. Working with Apple, Hongxing was one of five Chinese artists selected to produce specially commissioned work for the tech company; her piece, Peaceful Home (2017) reinvented classical Nianhua folk art in her unique style. And at her Saatchi Gallery show, “Totem: Sacred Beings and Spirit Objects,” Hongxing’s profile continued to rise as one of China’s most relevant and successful contemporary artists, both at home and abroad. 

 

The current exhibition “Modern Utopia” draws its inspiration from H.G. Wells’ 1905 novel, A Modern Utopia. This time her jewel-like canvasses are used to directly tackle mass consumerism and industrial practices. Crafted with small, individual stickers she gathers in shops around her Beijing studio, each piece is imbued with references to pop culture, mainstream media, and architecture, as well as, natural flora and fauna. These psychedelic collages represent a meeting of East and West, creating landscapes where ethnic identity and tradition is constantly pitched against the all-consuming weight

of commercialism. 

 

“My new series is inspired by both ancient myths and our current status quo,” Hongxing explains. “These two dualities constantly intertwine in my work and becomes inseparable. Together they constitute a whole new visual presentation.”

 

On Hongxing’s canvases virtually anything is possible. In Whimsical No. 6, for example, mythic eastern symbols are mixed with images inspired by Rock N’ Roll, tattoos, astronauts, etc. Powerful myths lose their symbolic power, diffused among the cloud of figures she portrays. Seemingly questioning the direction of our new globalized world, Hongxing asserts past and present while leaving a bold question mark next to the future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Ye Hongxing

Born in Guangxi, China, in 1972, Hongxing graduated from the prestigious Central Fine Art Academy in Beijing in 1998. She was selected by the curator of the Asian Art Museum in California and the director of Art Cologne out of over a thousand emerging Chinese artists as one of China’s top twenty rising artists. Hongxing’s work has been well received internationally, with exhibitions including Art Scene Beijing; Chongquing Art Museum; Nanjing Museum of Contemporary Art; the 7th Annual Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations in Venice; Art Taipei in Taiwan; the Saatchi Gallery in London; Art Cologne; and Art Basel Miami Beach.  

 

About ART LEXÏNG

Since its founding at the end of 2010, ART LEXÏNG has quickly established itself at the forefront of contemporary Chinese art through the vision and direction of Lexing Zhang. In her role as owner and director, Lexing is responsible for editing the ART LEXÏNG’s innovative gallery programming and developing partnerships with institutions galleries throughout the United States and Europe. ART LEXÏNG is committed to promoting museum-quality works from emerging artists, each with truly original and challenging perspectives filtered through photography, sculpture and traditional

two-dimensional media. 

 

NOTES TO EDITORS

 

For further information, press enquiries, images or interview requests, please contact:

Lexing Zhang 305 299 9732 lexing@artlexing.com  

 

ART LEXING

7580 NE 4TH COURT, SUITE 115, MIAMI FL 33138

WWW.ARTLEXING.COM

@ARTLEXING #ARTLEXING #YEHONGXING  

 

Opening reception:  

Tuesday April 10th, 6PM - 9PM

Exhibition on view from April 5th - April 30th

RSVP: miami@artlexing.com

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 11am - 6pm