Writing/Bao Dong

As the important  component in Guan Yinfu’s artworks, color plays two roles: a mean by which to convey visual information and bearing  witness to the power of material.

Guan Yinfu works with both of these roles through color. In certain cases, he sets the color relation to show strong contrast to the base, in other, he shows the subtle variations within the same color spectrum as he plans the spatial order of these colors and places them in gradational order, or invest the colors between surface /base. In these incidents, Guan Yinfu seems to have assumed the role of overviewing designers. At the same time, he has to choice but to follow the nature order of things in his work, where he mixes, pours, scrapes off those thick colors, and waits for them to congeal, set,crack, so they eventually become part of his order of colors.

In this exhibition, we extend the tensions among the colors, in other words, these two aspects of Guan Yinfu’s works, into the entire  exhibition space, and add the spatial dimension into his order of colors.

In fact, what is at the core in the order of colors is none other than the order of symbolism, because  color systems are built on the basis of differences. In other word, the value of a given color is manifested in its differences to the others, or to a certain extent, the color itself embodies its color relations. We use R O L O C, a playful twist, as the title of this exhibition, as a way of emphasizing on the symbolic essence of colors.


Artists :Guan Yinfu

Curator:Bao Dong

Opening:2018.8.18  4pm


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