Art Plural Gallery is pleased to present the solo exhibition of Chinese artist Qiu Jie. Featuring 30 of his latest works, the exhibition will run from September 13 to October 26, 2013.
In his intricate pencil drawings, Qiu Jie confronts the history of Chinese society with contemporary Western popular culture in a black and white aesthetics. His drawings create links, sew a common thread between different situations and establish another logic in the story of time. Before moving to Switzerland in 1989, “the man who comes from other mountains” (his pseudonym and signature of each work), spent his childhood in China during the Cultural Revolution, drawing and copying propaganda images from local newspapers. Today, each of his drawing is inspired by existing images extracted from an infinite panel of sources from newspapers to advertisings, paintings and photos. The artist, acting like a novelist, uses these existing characters or elements of context to compose a story of his own. Imbricating various components, he sets relationships between them making up a plot and rigorously tying a narration together.