24P Studio - Booth B 112

 

CHEN Xi, épier, 2016, 195 x150cm, oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist and 24P Studio.

 
 

Based in France and China, 24P Studio is a platform managed by a professional team of curator, art dealer and designer, which tends to propose the advantage of art projects in the service of young artists. Based on traditional operation in art market, we hope to join the new thinking to explores more beneficial possibilities.

24P studio presents a dialogue between two artists. Chen Xi, born during the late sixties, exudes a fresh appeal different from the more subtle work by other female Chinese artists of her generation. By pursuing a clear artistic path and daring to express her opinions, she highlights the evolution of her era. Conversely, Liu Cong, born after the eighties, takes a contrary stance. His work is calm and sober and comes from the heart, with a kind of spontaneous sensitivity and self-intuition. He is gifted in using metaphors, which serve to amplify the irrationalities inherent in his work.

The teacher and the student, who have a shared past at the Academy of Fine Arts of China, now climb onto the same stage; Chen Xi performs a catchy and powerful recitativo, while Liu Cong sings an aria among subtle silence. The differences are multiple between these two artists, but they nevertheless create an unexpected harmony. In the space the works provoke a dialogue between the two artists and the surrounding atmosphere; this demonstrates the vitality of paintings shown at the right moment.