自留地 SELF PRESERVATION SOCIETY 馆长 谢墨凛
CURATED BY XIE MOLIN
王一凡 Wang Yifan / 的回答 Zhou Jingsi
自留地 SELF PRESERVATION
In this exhibition we will show paintings by Wang Yifan and Zhou
Jingsi. Both artists are friends of mine since we were 15 years old
and in high school.
Wang Yifan couldn’t care less about anything at one stage in his
life; and Zhou Jingsi is a character straight out of the animations.
Both of them had at one time loved to paint, and had also abandoned
painting due to misunderstandings between them and their work. These
past couple of years, they have re-structured their lives around
painting again. One could even say that after strolling away from
their initial ambition, they have returned to their primordial
They are now rejoined with their canvases and focusing on their
inner feelings and needs, working in patience and tranquility. They
paint at their own pace, without talk of innovations, -isms or
concepts. This apparent withdrawal is in fact a precisely elaborated
tempo developed throughout many years of self-observation, just like
a farmer tending his piece of land. Without worrying about market
demand, investment/returns, they paint out of their affection for
painting and a better dinner menu.