Qiu Jie: Solo Exhibition

13 September - 26 October 2013 - Level 1, Level 2, Level 3

From 13 September to 26 October 2013 Art Plural Gallery presented the solo exhibition of Chinese artist Qiu Jie, featuring 30 of his latest works.

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 that sew a common thread between different situations, establishing 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 drawings are inspired by existing images extracted from an infinite panel of sources, from newspapers to advertisements, paintings and photos. The artist, acting as a novelist, uses these existing characters to compose a story of his own.