Gajah Gallery is delighted to announce its first ever participation in Art021 Shanghai. The gallery will present works from Southeast Asia and China. Works of Ashley Bickerton, Mangu Putra, Yunizar, Erizal As, Rudi Mantofani, Suzann Victor, Wei Ligang and Li Jin will be showcased at the fair.
Following his two recent major exhibitions in the West – Newport Gallery, London & FLAG Art Foundation, New York – Bali-based-American artist Ashley Bickerton (b.1959) will unveil Tropical Fever, a new artwork for ART021 Shanghai. Bickerton’s works have garnered critical acclaim, appearing in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, among others.
Fresh from his participation in the 2017 Beijing Biennale, Indonesian artist Erizal As (b.1979) will continue his successful year in China with four new works at the fair. The body of works are a continuation of his Portraiture series that was well-received when it debuted in Singapore last year. Erizal utilizes the tradition of portraiture painting to express political underpinnings and the inner psychology of his subject through highly expressive brush strokes.
Renowned Indonesian contemporary artist Yunizar (b.1971) will unveil new works on canvas in his signature ‘Coretan’ or scribbles style for the Chinese audience. Yunizar’s intuitive style is articulated through playful composition and subtle palette. His works stands out in terms of texture, color, brushworks and rhythm. Yunizar is collected by various major public and private collections including the Long Museum, China.
Representing the Chinese contemporary ink landscape is highly sought-after artist Li Jin (b.1958) and Wei Ligang (1964). Both artist will be debuting works that were inspired by the Southeast Asian landscape including Bali and Yogyakarta, invoking a subtle sense of the Nanyang spirit. Familiar names amongst Chinese collectors, the gallery will offer fresh perspective from both artists, exhibiting works that are unique to their practice.