UCCA, 798 art district, Beijing
An established artist returns to his hometown. This results in paintings of everyday life and his family and childhood friends. But also in many schetches, diary notes and ideas. I wish I had more time to explore this exhibition. Did he return as a hero, or did he fall back to who he was when he lived here? Had the people there changed? How does his hometown visit influence the creative process? He is painting in the pool hall, the karaoke pub, in the fields and in the backyards. He brings everyday life in a typical Chinese village to the canvas and gallery walls.