Roger Ballen, Asylum of the Birds-Eye to Eye, 2011; archival pigment print

Roger Ballen, Asylum of the Birds-Eye to Eye, 2011; archival pigment print

Aura Gallery Taipei is happy to celebrate its second anniversary this April, and it announces its upcoming exhibition “The Essence of Things” opening on April 16.

“The Essence of Things” starts from still life to recommend seemingly ordinary and simple works with noble vision and sublime feelings. Things are what we use to measure our life experience, or by which artists used to define themselves, the way they indicate who they are or not. Ordinary still things if harmoniously arranged in the way of pursuit, they represent the profound and subtle aesthetics of these artists, thus they convey the hidden dimensions differ from artist to artist through their illuminating insight. Artists included in this exhibition are Yin Zhaoyang, Tan Jun, Araki Nobuyoshi, Roger Ballen, Shoji Ueda, Wang Yiwei, Wang Quanlun, Zhong Jiangze and You Li.

Yin Zhaoyang, 2016; Oil on board, 112x88cm

Yin Zhaoyang, 2016; Oil on board, 112x88cm

Wang Yiwei, 2016; Oil on canvas, 50x40cm

Wang Yiwei, 2016; Oil on canvas, 50x40cm

Tan Jun, Slight Object, 2015; Mixed media on paper, 75x48cm

Tan Jun, Slight Object, 2015; Mixed media on paper, 75x48cm

Shoji Ueda, Illusion, 1987-1992; inkjet print

Shoji Ueda, Illusion, 1987-1992; inkjet print

Araki Nobuyoshi, qaradise, 2014; lambda print

Araki Nobuyoshi, qaradise, 2014; lambda print

The new catalogue of Tan Jun “Slight Object” and the inaugural collected writings by Yin Zhaoyang “Yin Zhaoyang on Paintings” will be published by Aura Gallery Taipei along the exhibition.

About the exhibition

Date: 16 April – 21 May 2016
Opening Reception: 16 April 2016 15:00
Courtesy of the artists and Aura Gallery Taipei, translated and edited by Sue/CAFA ART INFO, for further information please visit http://aura-taipei.com.

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