WU JUNYONG: EAST MOUNTAIN, SOUTH OCEAN
The title of this exhibition is taken from Wu Junyong’s latest work, East Mountain, North Country, South Ocean, West Garden. An animation installation, it is the artist’s imagining of the four cardinal directions, with four distinctive sequences of images threading through the entire exhibition space, supported by two animations representative of Wu’s unique aesthetic.
Accompanying the moving images, a selection of large-scale paintings on paper continue Wu’s interest in the juxtaposition of eastern and western mythologies, also reinterpreting traditional Chinese subjects and concerns.
Born in 1978, Wu Junyong lives and works in Hangzhou. He grew up surrounded by folk and vernacular arts, and studied printmaking and new media at the China Academy of Fine Art for both his Bachelor and Master’s degrees. In recent years, he has focused on creating animations and paintings on paper, with his approach recognised as unique amongst artists of his generation.