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Benchmark of Times

Hongzhou He Xiong Yin Dongwang Xin Zhengqu Duan Yan Wang

Dec 20, 2009 ~ Jan 20, 2010

Art is a feast to human. The charm from the canvas had never ceased to smooth our visual aspiration. Whilst the school of postmodernism declared the doom day of art history, the diversity of art today, however, stroke us with the birth of a new age for creation. Among the vast categories in painting, figurative art had been evolving with vibrant modern life style to establish its status in contemporary art.

These five figurative artists in this hall are all in their golden times of creation. In spite of their difference in styles and experiences, their names are to be engraved as benchmarks for the creation of figurative forms in China today, where their persistence in originality and academic techniques had been of great assistance in highlighting individual perception from personal style and the reality of forms. Their philosophy for beauty is not confined to express the real forms with aesthetics, but the truth moving them in the soul in observation. While it is this very truth that brings us together in front of their canvas, to witness the possibility for the return of art to our fast-changing contemporary daily routine, it has thus as well engraved their names as benchmarks on Chinese contemporary art.