I’ve been lucky enough to take part in a few group shows over the past year, starting with the ‘After Hiroshima (and beyond)’ show organized by IoDeposito at the B#S Gallery in Treviso, Italy. One of my small pieces, ‘A Black Rain Over Hiroshima’ was shown there, along with the work of a group of international artists, all on the theme of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. I’ve also just had the good luck that the piece was bought by the IoDeposito NGO.
My Utopian ‘A Better World’ series was on display for the month of November 2017 at the MASH gastropub in Shenzhen.
In late December a few of my paintings were on show at the Fanspace Art Hotel Exhibition in Shanghai: ‘Through a Glass, Darkly’ (which was sold), ‘The Middle Kingdom’, ‘A Cage of Air’, ‘In Our Dreams We Have Seen Another World’, ‘In Secrets And Silence’ and ‘Campaign of Sparrows’.
Through this group I was invited to submit work to two other group shows, into which I was accepted. The first was called ‘In the Name of the Painting’ and was held at the Mei Bo Gallery in Shanghai. For this show I exhibited the 4 paintings from the ‘Middle Kingdom’ series pictured above.
The second exhibition was held in Beijing by Rove Art and was called ‘Red and Fruit’. Two of my ‘Middle Kingdom’ paintings were shown at this group show: ‘Signal to Noise’ and ‘The Light Gleams an Instant’.
Not long after this I was accepted into a second Rove Art group show, ‘On the Way’, once again held in Beijing. For this show I exhibited two of the paintings from my ‘Roots’ series – ‘The Body Within a Body’ and ‘The Memory of Fire’.
Most recently, three of my paintings on paper were part of an online exhibition with other members of the artist group I was invited to join. The exhibition can be found at https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/W2YleEE3amkxid5DtR75Bg
The paintings shown are part of my ‘Le Quattro Stagione’ series, which is a representation of the seasons and still missing the painting for summer. Shown below: ‘The Last Shunting of Autumn’ ‘In Winter Stones’ and ‘The Last Shivering of Spring’.
I’m hopeful that the coming year will involve more shows, in Shanghai and elsewhere, and there seems to be strong possibilities that this may well happen. Watch this space…