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Exhibition Preface

Ever since 2012, Xu Xiaoguo has shifted his attention to the study of visual experiences from pure icongraphy and aesthetics. In his latest works, he uses materials with complicated spatial orders such as cages and plants to construct a solid research sample of the visual logics, focusing on the transition between volumes and sufaces, and the transformation between forms and backgrounds. These transitions could be interpreted as a shift of attention from meaning and aesthetics to the inner structure of the painting, re-structuring the process of painting as a way to weave volumes on a surface. “From Space to Texture” on one side directly describes the subjects of his latest series, on the other side refers to the hidden ideas and methods of the artist.

Xu Xiaoguo, Ball and Cage, 250X290cm; Oil on Canvas, 2013

Xu Xiaoguo, Ball and Cage, 250X290cm; Oil on Canvas, 2013

Xu Xiaoguo, Totem, 190X230cm; Oil on Canvas, 2014

Xu Xiaoguo, Totem, 190X230cm; Oil on Canvas, 2014

Xu Xiaoguo, Large Cage 6 (2), 200X300cm; Oil on Canvas, 2013

Xu Xiaoguo, Large Cage 6 (2), 200X300cm; Oil on Canvas, 2013

Xu Xiaoguo, Large Cage 6, 200X300cm; Oil on Canvas, 2013

Xu Xiaoguo, Large Cage 6, 200X300cm; Oil on Canvas, 2013

Xu Xiaoguo, Mirror the Scenery, 230X290cm; Oil on Canvas, 2013

Xu Xiaoguo, Mirror the Scenery, 230X290cm; Oil on Canvas, 2013

About the exhibition

Curator: Bao Dong

Duration: 8-24 June, 2014

Venue: Today Art Museum – 2nd floor exhibition hall of Building No.2

Opening: June 8, 2014 Sunday 16:00

Courtesy of the artist and Today Art Museum, for further information please visit www.todayartmuseum.com.

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