Shi Jianguo’s In the Mood for Love Exhibition at Gallery Dé Jìan Táng

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By Butterboom Writers  /  February 13, 2015


Artist Shi Jianguo (石建國)’s ink wash painting will be on show at the Asia Contemporary Art Show from March 12 to March 15, 2015 at Gallery Dé Jìan Táng.  Shi Juanguo’s In the mood for Love exhibition features nostalgic ink paintings of Chinese women in elegance dresses looking romantic and demure gracefully dressed in Cheongsams that reminds us of the Wong Kar-wai’s movie In the Mood for Love.

Shi Jianguo expresses the sentiment of nostalgia intertwined with contemporary life in his artworks. The  ladies in Shi’s artworks radiate a modern spirit and sense of freedom in their poses and still exude the traditional self-consciousness a Chinese lady possess to show the differences in the generations that can exist in harmony. Shi Jianguo uses this harmony to reveal his perpetual fantasy and pursuit for ideal beauty. 

About the artist 

Born in 1964, in Hebei Province, Shi Jianguo graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1991. His highly acclaimed series of female portraits include Piano LessonUnder the Sunshine and Fair Ladies. His work often depicts women that are unconventional and daring. He uses  classical ink painting techniques in a modern context.

At the Asia Contemporary Art Show from March 12 to March 15, 2015.
The exhibition will continue at Dé Jìan Táng from March 23 to April 10, 2015
Venue: 3/F 25 Hing Wu Street, Tin Wan, Aberdeen, Hong Kong. T2552 8168



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