The Artists Company
Homecoming: Chen Wen Hsi Exhibition @ Kingsmead
Chen Wen Hsi has been known to fuse western and eastern modes of painting together. In a statement by Artist Wong Keen, he said: “His Chinese painting eventually merges with Western painting. At the end, you can see some of his colourful crane paintings, which are quite abstract. If he had lived a longer life, I don’t know what he would have done – there might be more exciting, less controlled types of paintings.” It is this less controlled and somewhat playful attempt at understanding his approach that the artists company created this experience for the show. The work conceptualises “气” as a play on mutual expressions of spiritual resonance, where we co-create this piece '和气' piece.