Hive Contemporary Art Center is excited to announce Qian Jiahua’s latest solo exhibition Jiahua Vision in exhibition hall A on March 27, 2021. The exhibition is curated by Zhao Xiaodan, curator at Hive Center for Contemporary Art, and will present the artist’s paintings and video works from the past two years. Jiahua Vision is the first exhibition at Hive in 2021. It will be an important exhibition for the upcoming Gallery Week Beijing. It also serves as a continued promotion for the collective presentation of a generation of artists born in the 80s after the exhibition The Salvation of Shahrazad: Memo of the New Generation Painting in 2020. This exhibition, Jiahua Vision, is Qian Jiahua’s third solo exhibition at Hive since Free Diffusion (2014) and Qian Jiahua: Breathe (2017). The exhibition will last until May 5, 2021.
Qian Jiahua, born in Shanghai in 1987, graduated from the China Academy of Art in 2011, and currently lives and works in Shanghai. Qian Jiahua’s uniqueness lies beneath the fact that her paintings are based on the candid experience in art and the creative desire stimulated by a specific environment. While introducing free imagination into her paintings, she does not lose her style and the authenticity of her experience, which could be difficult to achieve. The Chinese title of the exhibition Picture of the Sun discusses the methodology of the artist’s creative process. The artist squeezes the distant landscape into the center of the picture from a birds-eye perspective, and the color blocks initially placed have a certain contingency and both. The strong sense of ceremony also determines the direction of the later stage of the painting. The translated title Jiahua Vision is derived from WandaVision, one of the miniseries of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Vision is reborn in the fantasy of the Scarlet Witch. In this world supported by chaos magic, everything seems possible.
The abstract world created by the artist also needs to be driven by internal forces. In Qian Jiahua’s work, the logic and story behind each work are like a wonderful drama, and every subtle turning point leaves suspense. In the deliberate consideration of chance and inevitability, fragments of thinking are exposed in individual works. We are like the Purple Witch who wants to know how the Scarlet Witch obtains the ability to modify reality, and according to the intermittent information and images exposed by Wanda, we break into S.W.O.R.D. of this world according to the clues. The images captured outside this logic have a complete system within. Reflecting on the world we live in has prompted the transformation of Qian Jiahua’s work in the imagery structures and surface traces. In this space of reality of societies, classes, and peoples that are constantly being folded and occasionally surfaced due to incidents, it seems that we will never be able to see the whole picture, relying solely on superficial information to perceive existence. The artist’s creative process is parallel to a certain extent and proves how we shape and conceal the visible.