Qiu Shihua: Visible... Invisible

Qiu Shihua in seinem Studio, Peking 2016. Foto: Hua Xia
Qiu Shihua in his studio, Beijing 2016. Photo: Hua Xia
12.02.22 - 16.05.22

Galerie Karsten Greve Cologne

Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 6.30 pm

Saturday 10 am - 6 pm

Opening on Saturday, February 12, 2022, 11 am - 8 pm

White has a tendency to make things visible.
With white, you can see more of a nuance; you can see more.

Robert Ryman

Qiu Shihua, Untitled, 2007, Oil on canvas

Picture planes with a white opaque appearance, the view moves and silhouettes of mountains, trees, and lakes shimmering bluish, violet, or greenish become visible – at first glance, the paintings by Chinese artist Qiu Shihua seem to be monochrome white paintings. When looking more closely, however, landscape motifs emerge from the painted surfaces, which, depending on the observer’s perspective, either reveal an increasing number of details or slip away again before the eyes. Only by carefully focusing on these visual realms, created in a diversity of fine layers of white tinted with pigments, can the observer allow the motifs to become visible.

Exhibited works



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