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Shiquan Zou

The Illusionary Reality

Preview: Friday, 14 July, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Exhibition: 19 July - 19 August 2017
Opening Times: Wed - Sat, 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: Abject Gallery, 8th Floor, Bamburgh House  

Chinese artist Shiquan Zou exhibits a series of paintings that travel across time and culture, between the two distinguished art realms of the east and the west.

The Illusionary Reality is an exploration of Zou’s journeys both physically and spiritually from East to West, a space Zou believes is present between the real and the illusionary reconfiguration of the objects in his paintings.

Zou’s recent collection of paintings, takes its direction and influence from the Taoist philosopher, Zhuang Zi, who said, ‘Things are not higher or lower than each other when observed on Tao (truth). However, when observed from the perspective of their own, they always discriminate each other’. Zou believes that it is only now that he has observed and absorbed both east and west that he can see the inner value of both sides.

"Every object has a concealed story and a sense of history. Mine is a process of talking with these objects and hearing their stories. The attempt to activate these ancient and sometimes ordinary things is to stand aloof above time and space and to find a quiet place in a noisy world" - Shiquan Zou

Shiquan Zou is an associate professor in Fine Art, in Chengdu College of Arts and Sciences, he lives and works in Chengdu.

The preview for this exhibition takes place on Friday 14th July, 6pm – 9pm, featuring music, food, a bar and a chance to meet the artist. The exhibition continues to be open from 19th July – 19th August, Wednesday to Saturday, 12pm – 5pm. Entry is free.



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