GlogauAIR resident from 01 November 2017 to 31 December 2017
I plan to create over 10 pieces of artworks and some drafts during the residence period. If time allows, I plan to make an installation work after ﬁnished ﬁxed tasks. I always attach great emphasis on installation art and so, I really would like to cooperate and communicate with foreign counterparts in this ﬁeld. I will collect some materials in Germany in order to create some installations and to add a taste of German style to my works to represent the most contemporary frontier in art. For me, this is an important opportunity to discover German culture, history and lifestyle by my own. This visit to Germany is a good start and I really hope that I can participate in more and more international cultural exchanges in my future life.
There are three steps that can describe my artistic career. is my earlier series which mainly involves the relationship between environment and human beings: to destroy, to rebuild, to remove the old and build the new. But how do we make sense of Humanity through gestures of tearing down, construction/re-construction? Also, what kind of ruin and construction is necessary to human beings’ life? The project Bones is an extension of ‘Ruin·Build’. Through Bones I intended to explore the existing meaning of life. In this series, I used bones as my subject of creation in order to represent death. Through this material, people can reﬂect on their life essence and soul standard in a deeplyer way. The idea for my recent series, Avalokitesvara, derives from a Buddhist classic: The Heart Sutra. I attempt to translate classics through drawing, which means chasing for my initial love, and integrate self-cultivated concept into life itself at the same time, including reﬂection, pure thought, gaining wisdom and achieving the greatest. Art changes life and life changes artistic works. My artistic focus has helped me to understand life and observe art much better. The works I created have internal connections with my growth environment. I really want to live truthfully and work heartily. And I will stick to my artistic career forever.
Born in 1967, Gansu, China In 1999 Guangchun GAO began to study at the Central Academy of Fine Artshave been painting for almost 30 years and I participated in dozens of exhibitions which provides a massy base to my art improvement. Because of this, I made a transition: in the beginning, I focused on mental changes made by daily life; now, I put more emphasis on reﬂecting about art ontology and diversifying artistic skills.
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