Klein Sun Gallery To Present “Fountain 泉” And “The Other Shore”

Cai Dongdong: “Fountain 泉”

Klein Sun Gallery Is To Present Cai Dongdong: "Fountain 泉".

Klein Sun Gallery Is To Present Cai Dongdong: “Fountain 泉”.

New York-based Klein Sun Gallery is to present “Fountain 泉,” a solo exhibition of mixed media installations by Beijing-based artist Cai Dongdong, from February 18 through March 19, 2016.

Outsider artist Cai Dongdong first discovered photography not in the confines of a studio, but out of the rigid environment of military service. Cai joined China’s People Liberation Army at a young age – he was handed a camera and given the instruction to use it, and quickly found himself in the role of a military portrait photographer. Thus, Cai’s first subjects were the soft, youthful faces of soldiers, the haunting visual remnants of which can be found even in his recent work.

Cai Dongdong was born in Tianshui, Gansu, in 1978. Recent group museum exhibitions include “Links – Locality and Nomadism,” The Galaxy Museum of Contemporary Art, Chongqing, China (2015-2016); “Beyond the Earth – The First Xi’an Contemporary Photography Exhibition,” Xi’an Art Museum, Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, China (2015); “Chinese Photography: Twentieth Century and Beyond,” Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, Beijing, China (2015); and “Unfamiliar Asia: The Second Beijing Photo Biennial,” CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China (2015).

Zhong Biao: “The Other Shore”

Klein Sun Gallery Is To Present Zhong Biao: "The Other Shore".

Klein Sun Gallery Is To Present Zhong Biao: “The Other Shore”.

Klein Sun Gallery is to present “The Other Shore,” a solo exhibition of large-scale paintings by Sichuan-based artist Zhong Biao, from February 18 through March 19, 2016.

Zhong Biao is a prominent contemporary painter known internationally for his hyper realistic interpretations of modern life. Maintaining a distance from the parameters of classical portraiture and composition, Zhong’s eye on the world seems a cynical one – his depictions of chaos and destruction are all consuming – yet symbols of purity prevail, proving the symbiotic relationships of opposites in life.

In “The Other Shore,” Zhong presents new paintings that focus keenly on the co-existence of diverse cultures, whether with respect to geography or in ideology. His goal is to use painting to challenge the limits of space and time which frame our experience.”

Zhong Biao was born in 1968 in Chongqing, China, and graduated from the department of oil painting at the Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, in 1991. Solo museum shows include “Zhong Biao: Blown Over,” Tivat Naval Heritage Collection Museum, Tivat, Montenegro (2014); “Tailoring Clouds,” Suzhou Art Museum, Jiangsu, China (2013); “The Universe of Unreality – Zhong Biao’s Visions,” Chiesa Santa Maria Della Visitazione, Venice, Italy (2013); “The Tendency of Events – Zhong Biao,” Yuz Art Museum, Jakarta, Indonesia (2009); and “The Fable of Life,” Museum of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, China (1996).

Klein Sun Gallery To Present Shi Jinsong’s Art Fair

Shi Jinsong, Huashan Mountain Plan - Stool, 2014 Copper, 9 7/8 x 9 7/8 x 10 1/4 inches (25 x 25 x 26 cm)

Shi Jinsong, Huashan Mountain Plan – Stool, 2014 Copper, 9 7/8 x 9 7/8 x 10 1/4 inches (25 x 25 x 26 cm)

New York-based Klein Sun Gallery will present Shi Jinsong’s Art Fair – Free Download a solo exhibition of new sculpture, painting, and digital work on view from January 15th through February 28th, 2015.

Through interactive bronze and wooden mobiles, free digital downloads, sculptural furniture and tools, paintings, hand crafted color pigments, and extravagant Chinese knock-offs of Harley Davidson motorcycles, Shi Jinsong extends the boundaries of artistic creation while mocking and reflecting the current state of art collection.

The exhibition is held in conjunction with Shi Jinsong’s Art Fair, a project that began earlier this year, in which the artist has organized several exhibitions of his work in the fashion of an art fair.

Born in China’s Hubei province in 1969, Shi Jinsong earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Hubei Institute of Fine Arts. His work has been exhibited in museums around the world including the following solo exhibitions:  “Penetrate,” Today Art Museum, Beijing, China (2011) and “Jamsil,” SOMA Art Museum, Seoul, South Korea (2010).

Klein Sun Gallery To Present A Colorful World?

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New York-based Klein Sun Gallery (凱尚畫廊) will present A Colorful World?, a solo exhibition of new sculptures, photographs, and lightboxes by Liu Bolin on view from September 11 through November 1, 2014.

A Colorful World? is a reference to the countless multicolored advertisements and consumer goods that cloud today’s understanding of oppression and injustice. Through lightboxes that address ideas of disappearance, this exhibition contains detailed painted sculptures, as well as a continuation of Liu Bolin’s Hiding in the City series. Liu Bolin’s immense artistic versatility is revealed by an expression of his perspective on global issues of culture, society, and politics.

Born in China’s Shandong province in 1973, Liu Bolin earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Shandong College of Arts and his Master of Fine Arts from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing.

A Colorful World? is accompanied by the release of “Liu Bolin,” a new monograph published by La Martinière Groupe, which includes a limited edition Artist Luxury version.

Liu Bolin will create photographs for his new Target Series during the week preceding his opening. For further information, please contact the gallery at (212) 255-4388 or info@kleinsungallery.com.