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Xia Guo
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Xia Guo

Xia Guo at White Box Museum of Art Jan 8th-Jan 8th Daily


White Box Museum of Art

Curated by Dai Zhuoqun, Xia Guo’s Solo Exhibition, Brave New World, will be opened in the White Box art Museum in 798 at 3 pm on 9th of Dec, 2012. The exhibition presented young artist Xia Guo’s newly created 9 pieces of installation art, 2 paintings and 1 piece of art work.
Xia Guo born and grew in Xinjiang Aletai, who is a quiet, innovative, sharp and prospective artist. His creation has a continuously and thorough reflection for material itself in a nonmaterial era, by the combination from the neon and Led lights, with visible and invisible “ vulture ” form to show inconsistent objects. The artist shows a beautiful light temptation in the dark end of the channel, while audience will stay in a strong comparison between beauties and cruel, darkness and light, brave and retreat, warm and cold, tries to make us thinking through light. The theme of the exhibition “Brave New World “, named from Huxley's dystopian novel.” Brave ” is a pun, it is beautiful, brave and bold when positive and obtrusive and blind when negative. Lighting can bring beautiful things, but maybe trap some time.
Xia Guo thought that art’s evolution had a clear context to the non material. From a materialized thing to the non material today, it was the inevitable outcome which was questioned and looking for new possibilities. As a kind of epistemology, the essence and concept of art is extended and therefore, we are approaching the essence of things and the concept itself.
In the recent works, Xia Guo heated the neon tube of glass products and made them to hanging noose, brain, bows and arrows, barbed wire, rope and other shapes, or cut and bored the wasted Apple computer screen, inserting colorful meteor shower tube. He was trying to search an art expressive possibility through an industrial aesthetics product, and also criticizing consumerism and reflecting the social reality. His works included highly geometry, repeated, against manual drawing, using semi-automatic mechanic to work. The pain

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