Chen Xi - Fabrics of Identity
For its first exhibition in Brussels, SinArts Gallery proudly introduces the works of artist Chen Xi (CN,1966).
A graduate of the elite Shanghai University Art Department and a student of more than 10 years at the Akademie der Bildende Kunst in Vienna, Chen’s work displays a rare balance between Chinese techniques and sensibilities combined with European theory and insights. The minimal, almost abstract, drawings echo a state of equilibrium of an artist positioned in between two worlds.
The works presented in this exhibition stem from an ongoing series which Chen Xi has established over the past decade. Based on an ideal of mastering techniques which he was taught in his early Shanghai years, each of his works is hand drawn without a prior sketch. The abstraction he brings is a legacy of his long European art education.