‘Three Perfect Things’ presents He Pings Derridean deconstruction, not only of perceived notions but also of aesthetic structures and forms. His paintings reveal an impulse towards writing and an embedded reference towards Chinese calligraphy. Yet, Ping deliberately breaks the rules and frameworks of this strictly disciplined mode of expression and instead reconsiders aspects and elements of traditional calligraphy to communicate thoughts on contemporary society. He is representative of a contemporary movement of Chinese artists who in response to the overwhelming complexities of contemporary society, revert to traditional forms but with a capacity to interiorise, simplify, make personal and subvert our expectations and perceptions.
Artist: He Ping
Curator: Umberto Buttigieg
Venue: The Mill – Art, Culture and Crafts Centre, Birkirkara
Dates: 15th April till 14th May 2018
Opening hours: Opening hours: Monday to Friday 17:00 – 19:00 and Saturdays 09:00 – 13:00
This exhibition is part of the VIVA Festival 2017, in collaboration with Fondazzjoni Kreattivita, Chinese Cultural Centre and the Gabriel Caruana Foundation