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230 | Insights

Edouard Malingue Gallery
CN - Hong Kong, Central | First Floor, 8 Queen's Road Central
Phone +852 28 10 03 17 | Fax +852 28 10 03 11 |
Directors Edouard Malingue
Lorraine Kiang
Artist featured |

Cui Xinming

Gallery Information | Current exhibition:
Fabien Mérelle: gallery exhibition and
Pentateuque, public installation, Statue
Square, Hong Kong, Central, May 21 - 
July 6
Edouard Malingue Gallery is pleased to
present the first solo exhibition in Hong
Kong of highly acclaimed French artist
Fabien Mérelle (b. 1981). The show features a series of Mérelle's intricate black
ink and watercolor drawings at the gallery. In addition, the exhibition includes
the public installation in Statue Square,
Hong Kong, Central, of Pentateuque, an
extraordinary silicone sculpture portraying a man balancing an elephant on his

Cui Xinming (b. 1986) is a talented young Chinese painter who approaches the
canvas as an extension of his cognizance, mind, and memory. A recent graduate of the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts in Chongqing, Xinming creates intimate scenarios that reveal his deepest memories and thoughts. Privy to his
works, one feels almost like a trespasser, an infringer upon a terrain that is
very much the artist’s own, for these are visions from Xinming’s childhood, a
collage of his youth, laced with personal tremors and inveterate hauntings.
Although intimate, Xinming's work very much lends itself to observation by virtue of its monumental scale and panoramic composition. Indeed, true to the
Greek roots of the word 'panorama,' the artist places all (pan) on view (horama): we are witnesses to every infinite detail. Although the subject of Xinming's
work may not conform to the strict tradition of panoramas, that of depicting
national military battlefields or public events, one immediately recognizes that
these are scenes of a much more personal conflictual history.
Xinming has created a body of work that is strikingly unsettling yet cathartic,
private yet exposed, each oeuvre being a step taken towards creating a new
wave of visual intimacy.

Fabien Mérelle graduated from the prestigious Beaux-Arts Academy in Paris
and the highly lauded Beaux-Arts Academy in Xi’An, China. In 2010, Mérelle
was awarded the Canson Prize. He has
been exhibited in Paris, New York, and
Singapore, and in November 2013 will
have a solo show at Le Musée des BeauxArts de La Rochelle and participate in a
group exhibition at the Centre Pompidou,
Paris. Recently, thirteen of Mérelle’s
drawings were added to the Centre Pompidou collection following a donation by
Daniel and Florence Guerlain.
Edouard Malingue Gallery was founded in
2010. Based in the Central district of
Hong Kong, it prides itself on its multicultural perspective and has consistently held high-profile exhibitions involving established and emerging international artists such as Callum Innes, Laurent Grasso, Zhang Huan, and Yuan Yuan.
Further artists represented:
Laurent Grasso
Callum Innes
Nuri Kuzucan
Liu Weijian
Los Carpinteros
Fabien Mérelle
Song Hyun-Sook
Sun Xun
Wang Zhibo
Yuan Yuan
Zhang Huan

Cui Xinming
Bewitched Years, 2013
Oil on canvas, 150 x 180 cm

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