CHRISTINE PARK GALLERY is delighted to announce its first participation in West Bund Art & Design 2021. The gallery will present a dedicated selection of paintings by our gallery artists Nick Archer, Jenny Pockley, and Wei Xiaoguang.
Nick Archer’s oil paintings on copper and black sand cloth showcase the artist’s ability to cross the boundary between different mediums. For Archer, the link between the concept of the work and the process of how it is made is key to his artistic practice. Archer’s innovative use of materials is both aesthetic and conceptual. The industrial nature of the surfaces creates tension between something beautiful made on a utilitarian material. In parallel with the fair, the gallery is hosting Archer’s solo show featuring works on canvas, black sandpaper and sand cloth at the gallery’s new space on Anfu Lu in Shanghai.
Jenny Pockley’s work is known for its ability to transmit the beauty of the natural world. Through depicting natural elements, such as Mountains, Clouds and Waves, Pockley's oil paintings verge on the abstract as the viewer becomes absorbed by the subtle play of colours reminiscent of Rothko. The hazy ethereality of Pockley’s work initiates the viewers to a journey characterized by silence and reverence.
By carefully modulating effects of light, Wei Xiaoguang's paintings display an immediacy that is rare to find in non-figurative works. The visual language of his works plays with symbols and applies unexpected elements to abstract representations. Combining multiple levels of art historical references, Wei's paintings overcome the traditional distinction between abstraction and representation.