Artist: 汪征祯
Curator: 何千恩 刘韵秋
Time: 2024.06.29 - 2024.08.18
Address: 北京市朝阳区建国路86号 SKP-S 2F

In Chinese culture, pine trees represent more than just a natural element,it is a profound reflection of life, values, and character. Its evergreen nature symbolizes vitality, resilience, and indomitable spirit, embodying the pursuit and reverence for eternity, nature, and morality.

As the ancient saying goes, "In the cold of winter, the pine and cypress reveal their true strength." In Chinese landscape painting, pine trees often stand as the guardian of mountains and rivers, symbolizing the stability and permanence between heaven and earth, closely linked to the power of the landscape spirit. Landscape painting is not merely a depiction of nature but also a resonance and transcendence on a spiritual level. This aesthetic pursuit surpasses mere formal beauty, representing a reverence for and contemplation of nature and life, embodying a transcendent spiritual realm.

Wang Zhengzhen's series of works integrate traditional Chinese painting with Western art, exploring the spirit of Chinese landscapes, which encompasses the holistic consciousness of the interconnected and symbiotic relationship between humans and nature, humans and all living things, and among humans themselves. Her works honor Chinese traditions while responding to Western art from the perspective of a contemporary woman, reexamine Chinese tradition,and redefine the relationship between nature, society, and spirit in the modern era.

Women are like pine trees, embodying both gentle resilience and steadfast conviction.When facing societal challenges and pressures, they exhibit the unyielding strength of pine trees, continuously pursuing self-worth and independence. This exhibition aims to explore the natural spirit of the "pine" and the power of women in the new era, prompting viewers to deeply reflect on and discuss issues of gender, cultural identity, and social values.

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