Le Monde Saha

23/04/2015 – 14/05/2015  
23/04/2015 18h-21h
Galerie Liusa Wang (15 boulevard Saint-Germain 75005 Paris)

The Saha World, called “Po Suo Shi Jie”, this Buddhist term means the human world or the world of the living; inside, each intention comes from the material profit and each one suffers within its own desires.

Chinese philosophy believes that the dream is closely related to the actual experience passed to the day; thus, the artist’s idea is to accurately describe his dream in order to be able to better interpret the Saha World with regard to her.

Born in 1986 in Shenyang, the largest city in Northeast China, XIE Yuning spent a long time in the Chinese capital for 15 years, she finally got her Master in Sculpture from the Central School of Fine Arts from Beijing.

During an apprenticeship in Jingdezhen, the true world capital of porcelain located in Southeast China, XIE Yuning fortuitously discovered a particular technique for making porcelain paint called “Liao Ke” in Chinese. Through this ancient manual skill, she has managed to build a new mode of creation.

“When you make a link between porcelain and the cartoon, any star-shaped figure could become alive, and that’s the style I insist on. “, she says.

In her masterpiece “In your eyes, I can see you by my eyes in your eyes” (or Her eyes), formed by 5 visual figurative installations, collected by White Rabbit Gallery in Sydney, she wants to express that what will transmit, not only visual information but also philosophical or even spiritual. Moreover, its complicated title perfectly reflects the paradoxical idea of ​​Escher, properly speaking “the absurdity of reality and the likelihood of dreams. “.

Black and white, the main colors used by the artist, as well as the basic colors of Taoism, the wash, which generally represents a very high philosophical or artistic conception in Far Eastern culture. But for XIE Yuning, the idea is that coloring is no longer an element that is worth being concerned, people’s eyes must all be drawn to the contours, features and movements of subjects because to keep nature original color is to emphasize the importance of other key points of a work.

Sleeping woman, contemplating man, sacred fish, dramatized eye are the subjects most frequently used by XIE Yuning; indeed, they probably did not appear in real life but dream and especially in that of the artist. For her, the description of the dream is more meaningful than that of reality; the discovery of oneself by the eyes of others is more sincere than that of one’s own conscience. Certainly, these categories of philosophical thoughts come rather from those of Chuang-Tseu but they are also suitable to be explained by Sartre, the last two met fabulously in all the works of the artist.