Qin Weihong’s Solo Exhibition
Parkview Green Art is honoured to announce the opening of the solo exhibition of Qin Weihong titled “Angel Bear”, on the 29th of April 2022. Following the 2017 show titled “Secret Garden” and the 2018 exhibition titled “Qin Weihong Sculpture Kingdom”, “Angel Bear” is the third Qin Weihong’s exhibition at Parkview Green Fangcaodi and it revolves around his latest series of works.
In recent years, artists both in China and abroad, have rediscovered an interest for the “animalier” theme, a revival of Neo-Romanticism reflecting the conception of nature and animals as mirrors of the individual soul and as reflections of personal anxiety, values, and desires. Animals are often selected as visual repertoire by Qin Weihong. The animals represented by Qin Weihong, while displaying visual elements typical of the artist’s language and practice, are also characterized by a playful and cute outlook which, on the one hand, highlights the healing power of art, on the other hand provides the viewers with a thought-provoking visual experience. The little bears from the series “Angel Bear” display small wings on the back, as guardian angels, aimed at protecting us this challenging time of pandemic. The rabbits from the “Space Rabbit” series are represented as cosmonauts and reflect the relationship between humans, machines, nature, and technological progress.
Through artworks with cute and playful characteristics, the artist brings the viewers into a dream like dimension where the boundaries between reality and fantasy and between truth and imagination are blurred, while also encouraging the audience to reflect upon issues related to contemporary society, history, the relationship between human and nature.
Using a specific and unique artistic expression and taking the personal experience as starting point, Qin Weihong conveys to the viewers strong and powerful visual metaphors that transcend the specificity of the individual life and extend the reflection to the universal existential condition of mankind.