Artist: Zhou Siwei
Venue: Antenna Space, Shanghai
Exhibition Title: New Phone for Every Week
Date: July 18 – September 6, 2020
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Images courtesy of Antenna Space, Shanghai
“I find it more and more difficult to read an entire book, article, or even watch a whole movie, yet I often find myself absentmindedly staring at a random image on the screen, a funny video or a powerful advertisement slogan: New Phone for Every Week.”
In this exhibition, Zhou Siwei takes various fragmented images, words and feelings in life as the starting point of his creation, using the almost primitive way of painting to depict a daily life that is both virtual and real. In New Phone for Every Week Zhou wants to present a sense of acceleration, a way to turn transient perception into graphics and colors. Imagine oneself carrying a painting tool popular in the “Impressionist” era in a spinning new “nature”, able to stop at any time in front of any “landscape” and set up the canvas to “field sketch”. It is like grasping the physiological pleasure brought by the moment when the cut scene of the credit recharge interface popped up in an online game (Yellow diamond, Amethyst); it is also a record of a humid and warm smell of that 23° rain (23° Rain) appeared on the mobile phone screen that day; or making up a story of a tattoo (female phoenix cover the courage) that had been covered on the skin.
Zhou Siwei, born 1981 in Chongqing, China, lives and works in Shanghai, China. Zhou Siwei is a graduate of Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, China. Recently exhibition: Those who see and know all, are all and can do all, 798 Art Center, Beijing (2020);The Last Bridge, Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin (2019, solo); K11 Art Foundation, Hong Kong (2018); Beautify Home, Antenna Space, Shanghai (2017, solo); Guangzhou Triennial (2017); Schematic, Urs Meile, Lucerne (2015, solo); A Round Studio, Aike-Dellarco, Shanghai (2014); Ministry of TrutbⅡ: The Factitious and its Realm, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing (2014); White Space, Beijing (2013); Studio, M50 Art Space, Shanghai (2013); Cobere*Unroll, Space Station, Beijing (2012); Ray Hughest Gallery, Sydney (2009); Centre Cultural de Rencontre Abbaye de Neumünster (CCRN), Luxembourg (2008); Twilight, 82 Republic, Hongkong (2007); The 3rd Guiyang Biennial, Guizhou (2007); Nanjing Museum, Nanjing (2005); Artist Commune, Hong Kong (2004).