Just like a gigantic creature from ancient times, Zhao Guanghui refuses to evolve, and he grows in a wild style, it looked as if the “wild” runs within his veins, we see his rebellious nature towards the “rules”. The growing experiences in Yunnan’s jungle made his live more special than ordinary urban folk. Therefore, we can say that he is kind of like an endangered animal, thrilled, chaotic, mysterious and lost.
His newest work ” The most beautiful and correct nature”, uses a realistic method to create an ultimate blueprint to fake nature, homogeneous sand, square grass blocks, random but symmetrical fences, handcut long grass, simulated trees and tree trunks, birds, ducks are all created and interfered with then fixed manually with an order of sense. The artist rips out the individual interest in his works, and tries to create an unnatural figure by using the scientific methods of duplication, and arrangement.
In today’s world of “easy figuration”, manual-factured sights are slowly eroding our world’s natural habitat, 60 years ago, we worshiped the blueprint of communism, but today we are constructing a brand new world that represents the perfect blueprint of our future, and it seems to be the ultimate truth of idealism, while it became the castrated fluid for humans to harm our nature.
However, towards the “blueprint” itself, we can discover a simple truth, from a logical point of view, the reason why idealism can never come true is probably because once it became a blueprint, it might just became an ultimate goal that then ceases forever. In this case we should first deny the idea of blueprint from the perspective of history.
Curator: Dai Zhuoqun
Presented by: Sun Yongzeng
Assistant Curator: Xie Jinyuan、Lin Tao
Public Relations: Wu Wei
Project Cooperation: Liu Chenya,Wu Ling
Organizer: White Box Museum Of Art
Opening: Saturday, April 28, 2012, 3p.m.
Dates: April 28, 2012 –May 28, 2012
Museum Opening Hours: 10:00 – 18:00, Tuesday – Sunday
Venue: WHITE BOX MUSEUM OF ART, 798 Art Dist., NO.2 Jiu Xianqiao Road, Chaoyang Dist., Beijing, China
Tel: +86-10-5978 4801
Courtesy of Zhao Guanghui and White Box Museum of Art, for further information please visit www.798whitebox.com.