April 1st - May 26th 2012 opening Saturday March 31st from 4 pm
Huang Yu-Xing’s paintings atract us beyond the visible in a strong magnetic universe, which unwind us from any known mark. This loss of spatial marks distils an anxiety in almost all of the paintings. The paintings also unveil a feeling of depth and mystery. The temporality is also a source of doubts. At first, we think that we are dealing with a night-view but the electric aspect of the colors very fast denies this first feeling. Indeed, it is not the night, but more of a sudden darkness (an eclipse?) which is taking over the world. Moreover, the technique used by the artist contributes to this impression. By using successive coats of paint the paintings pass from an initial diurnal view to a night landscape. For a few years now, Huang Yu-Xing’s paintings are sort of anterooms towards another reality, as shown in both incandescent Doors, which seem to promise us the access to initiation rituals.
— Anne Malherbe
Huang Yu-Xing (born in 1975), lives and works in Beijing. His complex and mesmerizing work, marked by Tibetan Buddhism, draws from the Chinese and Western pictorial traditions. His paintings have been shown in numerous exhibitions in Asia.
Revolutionaries’ garden is his first solo show in Europe. For the exhibition, the gallery publishes a catalog with a text by curator and critic Anne Malherbe.