The State of North Rhine-Westphalia acquired the impressive art collection of Konrad Fischer and his wife, comprising 250 works by some thirty-five artists, as well as the gallery archive, for the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen at the beginning of 2014. The exhibition catalogue now provides a summary of Konrad Fischer’s significant life’s work.

Surreal Realities

Ji Dachun, Liu Wei, Mo Boyan
Figurative painting has dominated the understanding of aesthetics and art practice in China in recent decades. The catalogue accompanying the exhibition of the same name presents three of the most important exponents of figurative painting in China, an art movement and philosophy which began with the rise of Cynical Realism and China's opening up to the West from 1985: Liu Wei, whose paintings are inspired by both Chinese ink painting and the colourism of Expressionism; Ji Dachun, famous in particular for his surreal collages in which he associatively merges the absurd in an artistically Realist manner; and Mu Boyan, who made his name from his hyperrealist sculptures in which he "portrays" only fat naked men in equally absurd, bizarre situations.
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"Surreal Realities"

July 2015

ISBN 978-3-7356-0144-5

17,00 x 23,50 cm

244 Pages

107 colored illustrations

Hardcover, bound, with slipcase

3 books in a slip-case

Languages: Chinese (Simplified), German, English

Beate Reifenscheid
Design by
QI Lu, XU Yuan, Peking
Exhibition: Surreal Realities - Liu Wei, Ji Dachun, Mu Boyan", 14.6. - 16.8. 2015, Ludwig Museum im Deutschherrenhaus Koblenz