Kim Xu, On the Way I, 40 x 30 cm, watercolor on paper, 2013
December 13th, 2013 - March 13th, 2014
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Transitions, A dialog of the past and the present. Artist Kim Xu's exhibition with his new work serious is opening today. For artist Kim Xu his grand father has played a huge role in his life and in his art. This series, Transitions is dedicated to him. Kim began painting with his grand-father who taught him calligraphy and then encouraged Kim to develop in drawing and painting. Currently, Kim’s paintings now encompass pencil, oil and mixed-media, and have been exhibited in the States and Asia. Over the years, Kim has evolved as an artist from detailed drawings of idealized female figures to more profound dialog and composition. His last series, Ming Ling , Kim Xu focused on the soul of the women he depicted and their story. As the artist evolved, the characters came to life in a more complex manner. In Transitions, we find Kim Xu playing with new influences. Historical references, Chinese traditional landscape and calligraphy, combine with his ever present contemporary female personalities. This transition presents new dialog and direction in his work. Inspired by his grand-father's calligraphy, in one section of this series, Kim plays with Ancient Chinese poems and transforms the Chinese characters into individual figures. The characters become dancers, words become living figures creating a ballet of movement.
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