18 Mar – 13 May 2016
Contemporary by Angela Li is proud to present Liang Manqi’s solo exhibition “Imaginary Practice”. After successfully launching her space project at Art Central Hong Kong in 2015, this year she will bring seven oil paintings and a site-specific space installation named Kate’s Space to her first solo exhibition in Hong Kong. Liang is currently based in Shanghai. After obtaining her Master of Fine Art degree from the CDK (Chinesisch-Deutshe Kunstakademie) project, a joint degree programme of the University of the Arts, Berlin and the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, she became a full-time artist
In her works, Liang focuses on how space, media and colour convert their relationships between real and virtual contexts in polygonal dimensions. Hovering between abstract and non-abstract, rational and irrational, one seems unable to define her works from a conventional point of view. She creates via her cogitation a series of visual stimulations in the form of individual objects and mindsets, exploring the language embedded within these presentations.
In this exhibition, Liang creates a site-specific space installation, incorporating wall mural, paintings and three-dimensional objects in the gallery space. The installation forms a mind-like dimension, beckoning the audience to enter the realm of dynamics, experimentation and imagination.
By creating a layered and spatial realm of emotion on flat canvases, Liang utilizes the combination of fragments of colours as an exploration of a new three-dimensional space. The continuous regrouping of colours strikes a harmonious balance between the image and the space. In her new works, she introduces lines into the balance, further enriching the dynamics. The spread of lines into various spatial dimensions results in works of visual appeal and richness.
Liang Manqi (b.1986, Guangdong, China) graduated from the department of Art Education at the China Academy of Art (CAA) in 2009 and obtained her Master of Fine Art degree from the CDK (Chinesisch-Deutshe Kunstakademie) project, a joint degree programme of the University of the Arts, Berlin and the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, in 2012. She currently lives and works in Shanghai. She has held solo exhibitions and participated in group shows in China and Korea. Previous projects and exhibitions include, “Colometry – Solo Exhibition” (Arario Gallery Seoul, Korea, 2015 ), “Inside | Outside – Space Project” (Art Central Hong Kong, Contemporary by Angela Li, Hong Kong, 2015), “Several Objective Relations – Space Project” (Arario Gallery Dongmun Motel Inaugural Exhibition, Jeju, Korea, 2014), “Several Objective Relations – Space Project” (Long Museum, Shanghai, 2014).