Past Alt. Proj | Antenna Space

Process of Energy

Duration: 2014.03.06 - 2014.04.07
Hours: 10:30 AM - 06:30 PM
Artist:  LIANG Manqi
Address: 202, 50 Moganshan Rd, Building 17, Shanghai, China
From narrative expression to abstract presentation, the artist has undergone a transformation in the way demonstrating her emotions and feelings. After finishing her studies at the Berlin University oft he Arts, Liang showed an interest in installation, which enables her to create a space reflecting her ideas, and to expand the two-dimensional world in her paintings into the reality.
“Néng”, whose deeper and psychological connotation at which Liang is eager to dig, is literally translated as “energy” but also has the meaning of “being able to” in Chinese. It is the artist’s intention to let the audience notice this correlation.Straight lines are important elements in Liang’s works. While the yare more artificial compared to the curves that naturally exist,Liang is able to bestow her own feelings upon these symbols of strict logic.
“’Néng’ is in forever motion and transformation,”Liang says, “It cannot be composed intentionally. Agony, avoidance,struggle as well as resistance –these feelings are divided yet dragged by a mysterious force, which can switch between being intense, blurry, repetitive, messy or even orderly at different times. ”