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  • 04. Self Delivery | Gallery Func

    ​Andrés Lozano Chen Jiupi Erkut Terliksiz Jiang Taoyue Liu Lin Yokoteen Oct 09 2021 - Oct 31 2021 ​Self Delivery INSTALLATION VIEWS WORKS ARTISTS Liu Lin Erkut Terliksiz 4的副本.jpg 截屏2021-07-20 下午3.01.47的副本.png 《到底谁高贵?》 61cmX90cm 布面油画 2020 2.jpg WechatIMG17192_副本.jpg flower-power-1_副本.png WechatIMG7204的副本.jpeg Jiang Taoyue ​Chen Jiupi Andrés Lozano Yokoteen We are pleased to present ourfourth exhibition since the opening of Gallery Func, which, as always, explores the relationship between modern painting, contemporary image production and the inner logic of emotion through the work of the artists.The exhibition brings together graphic paintings by six artists from home and abroad, based on artistic traditions ranging from Romanticism to Popism, in a diverse range of works that present an alternative to the many possibilities of contemporary figurative painting.Unlike traditional figurative painting, these apparently modest works raise questions about the freedom of expression in painting and psychological issues. Through the artist's skilful control and combination of images, their skillful 'feeling' in the various dimensions and shifts of form gives the works sensitive details and an air of rebellion against the popular. These works are essentially depictions of scenes from life that do not constitute any realistic and are always playful, bright, and full of amusing irony. In contrast to the traditional concept of painting, the artist does not wish to give vent to all his emotions, but rather to paint 'what I see' in and spontaneous manner.Painting has existed for over 30,000 years in human history and it can be considered as a private note that can be made public. The paintings on display now visualise the author's psychological world, and the artist, in their sincerity and purity, allows the viewer to truly experience the same experience as he did at the time of creation.

  • Ania Hobson 不更 | Gallery Func

    錨點 1 Ania Hobbson b.1990 ​ Ania Hobson is a British artist born in 1990, Ania has a degree in Fine Art and studied at the Prince's School of Painting in London and portraiture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy. Her portraiture works are inspired by artists like Alice Neel and Kerry James Marshall. Her architectural portraits use subtle, complementary colors to create refined, dignified pictures of her close female friends and family members. ​ Artist Talk: ​ Being a painter is not a decision I chose, it’s something that you can’t escape. From young being creative was something that was already running through the family, we watched and would spend our time drawing at the dinner table, it was always there but never pushed on us...So, growing up it’s also been engrained in me and will always be part of me. ​ All my work is a timeline of figures and exploring the emotions that we go through. My painting is just another form of expressing language sometimes subconsciously painting in my own anxieties. I work with sketches first which are usually from my imagination or memory, I feel this is a good way of creating a non-anatomically correct view on the human form, I then transfer these drawings straight onto canvas before painting. I work to a medium / large scale with oil paints and impasto. ​ ​ I want the audience to be able to relate and feel a familiarity to my painting, something that they can recognize within themselves building that connection between them and my painting. My painting is all about people reading, emotions, vital, mark making, composing and psychology. ​ I’m so pleased to be exhibiting in this exhibition, it’s my first time exhibiting in Shanghai, along with some great artists too! WORK OVERVIEW EXHIBITIONS ARTICLES 錨點 2 ARTWORKS 錨點 3 EXHIBITION 0X0A9895.jpg The Fiction July 15 - Aug 15, 2021

  • Leo Park | Gallery Func

    錨點 1 Leo Park b.1995 Ding Hongdan, born in Guangzhou in December1995, graduated from the Third Studio of Oil Painting Department of Central Academy of Fine Arts, receiving a bachelor's degree in 2018 and a master's degree in 2021. She is currently studying a Ph.D. program at CAFA, supervised by professor Liu Xiaodong. ​ WORK OVERVIEW EXHIBITIONS ARTICLES ARTWORKS 錨點 2 EXHIBITION 錨點 3 DSC03440.jpg Null Protocol Oct 7 - Nov 4 2022

  • Peter Jeppson | Gallery Func

    INTERVIEW ​ Peter Jeppson On the hunt for complex emotions @ArtMaze Magazine 10 January 2018 The work of artist Peter Jeppson will steal you away from your own reality and have you placed in a world of his own creation, complex with his irresistibly curious characters. Bubbling with texture and vivid emotions, Jeppson's creatures put a new, strange twist on cartoons - as they are for from the cartoons you may be used to seeing on television. Instead, the artist paints his characters with complicated expressions that are not so easily understood, making them anything but one- dimensional. Jeppson's characters are creased not only two- dimensionally in paint, but are also brought into the third dimension in his densely layered and brilliantly peculiar sculpture. These somewhat humorous figures are interesting in a way that is just slightly off, leaving the complexity of the artist's work at its surface. Read More WORK OVERVIEW EXHIBITIONS ARTICLES

  • Giovanni Motta NFT | Gallery Func

    ​ Giovanni Motta NFT and meditation @The Cryptonomist Giovanni Motta is one of the Italian crypto artists who best embodies the epochal transition from physical art to the immaterial world of NFTs. Born in Verona in 1971, he came to art after a successful creative and advertising career. Drawing has been a passion of his since childhood. When he was only 9 years old, he won an international drawing competition organized by the FAO, but he had to wait until 2000 to exhibit his works in galleries and public spaces: drawings, paintings and 3D sculptures that reveal his passion for manga and anime, but also for American cartoons. Read More

  • A Fund of Gifts | Gallery Func

    DING Hongdan & BO Sihan Curator: Miao Zijin Dec 24 2021 - Jan 18 2022 A Fund of Gifts INSTALLATION VIEWS WORKS ARTISTS 少女枪手,100_150cm,丁鸿丹,布面油画,2021.jpg e4c287afa6bc1a45eb0ee69ba74651d.jpg DING Hongdan BO Sihan Gallery Func is pleased to present"A Fund of Gifts", a duo show by Ding Hongdan and Bo Sihan, curated by Miao Zijin. The reason we are all gathered here today is not to celebrate the staying power of the "From today painting is dead" that has been cited to this day, but rather our continued fascination with the issues of painting that have been raised but not fully exchanged. "A Fund of Gifts", a two-person project by Ding Hongdan and Bo Sihan, will unfold sequentially on the three floors of the house where Gallery Func is located. ​ On the first floor, Ding Hongdan has created a theater with an absurd atmosphere and intertwined time and space. The dull Barbie dolls and little boys are like muppets manipulated by the artist; the gaze of hipster and female singer looking into the distance is full of their fantasies of the future. The saturated colors and crude silhouettes, deliberately chosen by theartist, generate a powerful visual impact, implying a violence hidden in the feminine sense of humor. In the series paintings, such as Boy with Milk Can I and Boy with Milk Can II, the portraits are being manipulated and dragged by the artist's hand and Photoshop at the same time; while YYDS or Girl Gunner create tension through composition and narrative. ​ Bo Sihan has built a meditative space for a dialogue with the journey of the past on the second floor. In contrast to the irony and disorientation of the characters portrayed by Ding, Bo attempts to orchestrate the personal memories embedded in her paintings with a relatively calm and light approach. Raindrops and starry sky are the elements that appear many times in her journey and works, reflecting the subtle and self-contained inner world. The mixed media such as plaster and acrylic panels manifest the artist’s endeavor to escape from the limitations of the plane and frame of painting, serving as a temporary proof of her distance from the overly familiar and boring reality. ​ Entering the third floor, the reception room of Gallery Func is transformed into an open archival chamber, where visitors are encouraged to take away a readable part of the exhibition: a paperapple containing a confession of the art-making process. Two artists participating in "A Fund of Gifts", two founders of the gallery, and an invited curator, have come together to share the clues of each other's practice. We are willing to hand apples out to our audience. These paper apples function as Christmas gifts and behind-the-scenes reading materials of the show. Generosity per se is the creative force that resists holiday anxiety and slightly changes the rules of a curatorial game. Text / Miao Zijin

  • Hilary Doyle | Gallery Func

    錨點 1 Hilary Doyle b. 1985 Hilary Doyle lives and works in New York, USA and graduated with honours from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2012. The artist has said, “Focusing on the conditions in which people live helps us examine the rituals, psychology and emotions of daily life.” WORK OVERVIEW EXHIBITIONS ARTICLES Artist Talk: ​ I was inspired by my grandmother who was a hobby painter and by classes I took at a local art museum as a child. Sometimes I think a vocation like making art chooses you. I am first inspired by observations while walking or traveling and make sketches on walks and trips to work from. I am researching ancient matriarchal societies and mythologies surrounding powerful women. I see medusa from greek mythology for example as a metaphor for society’s curse on women to juggle so many roles and expectations at once. ​ I see fruit as symbolic in many ways as a reference to the story of adam and eve, and a fresh start after a bitter pandemic. I have been collecting objects and cloths with fruit patterns on them to paint from. I want to present archetypes of strong women - characters that question societal gender roles. I see Grandma Walking at Dawn as a painting about triumph and perseverance. Sophie Menade who is a character in some of the paintings is a wise storyteller from Monique Whittig’s French feminist 1969 novel “Les Guérillères”. As in the paintings she recombines symbols and mythological stories in new ways to tell a new story of a matriarchal society. ​ ​ I am really excited to have my work on view in Shanghai alongside so many great artists in a space run and curated by a creative woman gallerist. I visited Shanghai 3 years ago and found it to be inspirational: as a place that is at once futuristic feeling (imagining the future is the first step to imagining a better future) and full of wonderful contemporary art in museums and galleries. I remember a building sign that read “Dream Big you are in Shanghai” and love the idea that it’s a place where dreams become a reality. 錨點 2 ARTWORKS 錨點 3 EXHIBITION 0X0A9895.jpg The Fiction July 11 - Aug 11, 2021

  • Hongdan Ding | Gallery Func

    錨點 1 DING H ongdan b.1995 Ding Hongdan, born in Guangzhou in December1995, graduated from the Third Studio of Oil Painting Department of Central Academy of Fine Arts, receiving a bachelor's degree in 2018 and a master's degree in 2021. She is currently studying a Ph.D. program at CAFA, supervised by professor Liu Xiaodong. ​ WORK OVERVIEW EXHIBITIONS ARTICLES 錨點 2 ARTWORKS 錨點 3 EXHIBITIONS 795bfbd99995a94a1b27745a0ccc1da.jpg DSC03896.jpg DING Hongdan & BO Sihan A Fund of Gifts Dec 24, 2021 - Jan 22, 2022 West Bund Art & Design 2022 Nov10 - Nov 13 2022

  • Erkut Terliksiz 不更 | Gallery Func

    錨點 1 Erkut Terliksiz b.1978 ​ Erkut Terliksiz is a Turkish designer and artist based in Istanbul. He graduated from the Graphic Design Department of the Faculty of Fine Arts at Mimar Sinan University in 2002. The artist has participated in several group exhibitions in Australia, the UK, Spain and Germany, and first exhibited his work at x-ist in the group exhibition "Intersections I" (2005)." ​ WORK OVERVIEW EXHIBITIONS ARTICLES 錨點 2 ARTWORKS 錨點 3 EXHIBITION 38b4e994f4a2655faa7c7644a15d95c.jpg 0X0A7973.jpg EXHIBITIONS ARTICLES WORK GZ Contemporary Art Fair Dec 26-Dec 29, 2021 ​ Hidden Message Nov 11 - Dec 12, 2021 OVERVIEW

  • Samantha Rosenwald | Gallery Func

    錨點 1 Samantha Rosenwald b.1995 Ding Hongdan, born in Guangzhou in December1995, graduated from the Third Studio of Oil Painting Department of Central Academy of Fine Arts, receiving a bachelor's degree in 2018 and a master's degree in 2021. She is currently studying a Ph.D. program at CAFA, supervised by professor Liu Xiaodong. ​ WORK OVERVIEW EXHIBITIONS ARTICLES ARTWORKS 錨點 2 EXHIBITION 錨點 3

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