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QI

Ren Zhe Beijing Taimiao Solo Exhibition 2019 

Exhibition Period: 2019.10.16- 2019.10.21

Exhibition Venue: The Imperial Ancestral Temple, Beijing

 

In traditional Chinese culture, all things begin with “QI” (炁) since the very beginning when the universe was born.“QI” holds the power of perpetuation. It is pure, transcendent, at the same time keeps a harmonious relationship with nature. “QI” is present throughout every aspect in the mankind. 

 

2019 marked the 20th anniversary since artist Ren Zhe first started creating sculptures. 36 pieces of his sculptures were exhibited at the 600-year old Taimiao in Beijing, showcasing years of artistic experience as well as an exploration of meanings in life.

Artist's Words

In traditional Chinese culture, all things begin with “QI” since the very beginning when the universe was born.

 

“QI” holds the power of perpetuation. It is pure, transcendent, at the same time keeps a harmonious relationship with nature. “QI” is present throughout every aspect in the mankind.

 

Twenty years have passed since I created my first sculpture, I am still eager to share my purest and most sincere love for art to my audience. Abiding by my commitment to reconcile the contemporary western artistic expression with the traditional oriental philosophy and culture, this allows my audience to appreciate the harmonization where east meets west.

 

Life goes on but “QI” will always remain prevalent. I hope to leverage “QI” in the way we see art and in future life. Through my artworks, I hope that every visitor can realize the meaning of “QI” and to never forget your mission and your roots.

​Ren Zhe