“见 · 所未见”虞子骏个展
“Seen Unseen” Yu Zijun Solo Exhibition
Date: 14 December, 2019 – 20 February 2020
“See Unseen” is the latest watercolour solo exhibition by Mr. Yu Zijun, a highly respected artist who is over 90 years old. Graduated from Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts, the first fine arts school in modern China’s history. Mr. Yu studied under many famous Chinese art masters like Liu Haisu, Zhang Chongren, Ran Xi and Qian Junyao, he devoted his whole life to the art education in China and still keeps his passion for art.
In Mr. Yu’s life journey of the past century, he experienced different historical moments such as the Pacific War, the Second World War against the Japanese, the Civil War, the Cultural Revolution and the Reform of China’s Open-door Policy. This exhibition follows time as the main line, reviewing Mr. Yu’s watercolours from the 1960s to the present day which spans over half century. Most of these exhibition pieces have never been shown in the public.
Mr. Yu keens to use drawing as an image to capture the spatial landscape and scene at a certain point of time. He reassesses this land where he has been living through refined miniature abstract watercolours from the unique perspective and aesthetic of his generation.
“Unseen” is based on the moment of “present”. Each era has its own “unseen” past and future. In the same era, what others have seen might be what I have unseen. In this exhibition, Mr. Yu brings the viewers what he has seen in those bygone days by creating a visual environment and encourages the viewers to have their own experience and imagination. Mr. Yu thinks the “unseen” of the past history creates a wonderful and diverse interpretation, full of endless imagination and speculation that probably influences today’s cognitions. We hope that the viewers can walk along the passage of time and have a personal dialogue with Mr. Yu through time and space based on their own imagination and reinterpretation.
“见 · 所未见”虞子骏个展
展期 : 2019年12月14日–2月20日
“见 · 所未见”是年逾90高龄的老一辈艺术家虞子骏先生为我们带来的最新水彩画个展。毕业于上海美专的虞先生，曾从师于钱君匋，刘海粟，张充仁和冉熙等艺术名家，除了个人创作之外，他更将毕生的精力献给了中国的近代美术教育事业。在近一个世纪的人生旅程中，虞先生亲身经历了太平洋战争，抗日战争，解放战争，文革动乱以及改革开放的不同历史时代。此次个展以时间为脉络主线，梳理了虞先生从1960年代至今，长达半个世纪时间跨度的水彩作品，其中的大部分作品将首次在公众前亮相。