Arndt Art Agency
Rodel Tapaya_He Xiangning Art Museum Shenzhen_China
A3 is pleased to annouce the following two-person exhibition:
QIN QI & RODEL TAPAYA
Heavenly Bodies in the South
06.06. - 07.05.2020
Curated by: Cui Cancan
He Xiangning Art Museum Shenzhen,
Heavenly Bodies in the South "Heavenly Bodies in the South" is a joint exhibition for Qin Qi and Redel Tapaya. The title is a description of the subject matter in the two artists' works, but it is also a metaphor for the exotic feeling and romantic imagination that permeates the exhibition.
Qin Qi represents a new mode of painting in China and, since 2013, he has refined them eaning of history painting through the fusion and application of multiple artistic styles and the adaptation of different stories. Exotic subjects and the grand tradition of Romanticism have come to characterize his work. A representative of artists born in the Philippines in the 1980s, Rodel Tapaya draws on the myths and legends of his country, finding power in folk tales and natural landscapes, responding to reality, and illuminating the circumstances and social affairs of the people of the Philippines using traditional stories.
The two artists draw on history and they both have a special interest in natural landscapes and local customs. They depict forests, oceans, mountains, rivers, lakes, animals, and plants, as well as heavenly bodies at night, fresh dew in the morning, or the sunny glow at dusk. However, their versions of nature and history and their stories and forms take different paths through northern ice and snow and in southern sun showers. As a result, these heavenly bodies are exotic to one another, but they also symbolize another starry sky in reality, a never -before-seen universe removed from the present.
Today, these heavenly bodies meet in the south.