Exhibition of the students of the three artists Wu Yan Xi / Wu Yi Qiang / Yang Wen Ping
Opening: Friday 19:30, 16th Dec. 2005Exhibition time: 16th Dec. 2005 – 3rd Jan. 2006
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Some people who believe in the democracy of art, claim “Everyone can be an artist”. If you look at these children’s paintings carefully, you will believe that too. Although most children who love painting, they never consider themselves artists. In their mind, painting is a fun thing to do just as another kind of game or way of amusement.
At the same time, painting itself really should be a fun thing to do, it is also a means of free expression; Children’s painting can represent this point. Adult artists still need to look back to their childhood, keep their childishness, and give a salute to all creative children. Go and stand in front of those honest and innocent paintings, contemporary art displays the “emperor’s new dress in it’s content.
In fact, many children who are born as a “master” of futurism, fauvism or expressionism, of course they are not academic or trained artist (the teachers have no reason to teach them at such an early age). Children’s understanding of beauty often shocks us; the self-awareness of contemporary children also makes us think:
For example some children while tracing the paintings of Van Gogh, even paint the people as there own self-portrait, it seems like they try to challenge the shadow of masters.
People who can take on the job of teaching children to paint, must been keep their own childishness. All the teachers are like grown up children, they love children, they can stay with children easily, they even inspire each other. Not all the children are so lucky. Any genius must depend on the support of family, teachers, organization (including such a place like TCG Nordica) to offer a stage and opportunity. Today’s children’s painting show might become the first step by some genius, and the deeper meaning of the exhibition is: let all the children get a unforgettable liberating experience from the tough Chinese examination system of children’s education.
Yi Hui, 2005.12