胡修乾 Hu Xiuqian
Born in 1995, Wuhan, I am a student of Beijing Institute Of Graphic Communication.
The beginning of spring, in Guilin. In China, the southern springs always come earlier than the northern one. Every time, when I look up the sky, I can see those intertwining branches and leaves that waving with the breezes. All these images seem make patterns of points, lines and planes. It reminds me of the poet of Tang Dynasty Hezhizhang’s poem, and it goes “Do you know by whom these slim leaves are cut out? The wind of early spring is sharp as scissors blade.”
Turn in the Road
丙烯 Acrylic paiting
Under the sunset, three diverging roads come into sight. They all lead in different directions. Probably, one will take me to the mountaintop, another seemingly to the cottage. Perhaps the final one is a dead-end. Standing still, I stare, wondering at the potential implications.
生命的静止 The Stillness of Life
Seemingly, we live in this environment just like goldfishes in the plastic bag. We have been constrained until the last minute without any chance to run away.
- Why do you do art?
I have been studying ink painting since I was a kid. Then I learned Chinese art and western art as well. For now, art is a gigantic lengthy field; only take painting as a part of study is enough to spend a whole life. Moreover, art makes me being enthusiastic, passionate and always think outside the box.
- How to become a successful artist?
For instance, Picasso, Van Gogh.
- Do you have some words to say to the Art circle?
No, I don’t have.
- What made you decide to attend this special programme of Venize Biennale 2017?
By a coincidence, I think this is a chance to exhibit my artworks.
- How to be selected by the official program of Venice Biennale (La Biennale di Venezia)?
Once I visited Venice Biennale, my experience is artist has to have aesthetics thoughts about one own culture.