Past Art Fair
| Regent’s Park, London, UK
Art Fair: Frieze Art Fair London 2017
2017.10.04 - 2017.10.08
11:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Address: Regent’s Park, London, UK
Antenna Space presents Chinese Amsterdam-based artist Cheng Xinyi (b.1989) for Focus/Frieze London, this project consists of 7 painting works Cheng recently finished in 2017. She constructs a specific space and lures viewers to come in; by adapting multiple-layered compositions and geometrically occupying each composition, she evokes profound reflections on memories.
The works are all white male-portraits based, painted with intimate colors and twisted shapes. Cheng ’s works are derivative from her identity struggling and poetic preceding narratives. She uses white hairy nude males as her recurring motifs, naturally projecting herself on their them; colors and shapes are carefully used and constructed in her works to express the tension in her painting and to defy the subjectivity and objectivity relationships between each
character that shows in her works.
The time and space composed in her works create pleasure and friction, which increases the sense of mystery and strengthens the impression that the scenes defy rational definition. The 5 paintings will have a co-responsive relationships in the space, they will echo and rhythm from one to another. Together, they will show a young artist’s periodical thoughts about painting practice.