Matrix: Red White Blue – |Red Dream| Zhu Ye Solo Exhibition

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From January 17 to March 1, 2015, Koca Art Space is proud to present the China Italy Triple Exhibitions “Matrix: Red White Blue”: |Red Dream| Zhu Ye Solo Exhibition, |White Fantasy| Sandro del Pistoia Solo Exhibition, |Blue Desire| Elena Monzo Solo Exhibition. Let’s cross the matrix of art and open the door of the humanity.


The colors of red, white and blue which come from the French national flag originally have witnessed the evolution of western culture; the popular movie in the name of these three colors has been given more meaning and expression. They have influenced the life style and values profoundly with the development of the digital and web technology, the gradual integration of global economy, society, culture and social life.

The three colors, red for sincerity and fraternity, white for dignity and equality and blue for melancholy and freedom, together with dream, fantasy and desire form a matrix, which presents a contrast with the gradual total digitization of the world. The matrix attempts to explore the convergence and differentiation of humanity and thoughts with different cultural backgrounds in the word of globalization.

Three artists from China and Italy use different theme and form in an attempt to unlock the spirit puzzle, that is the desire to get rid of the common customs, to remove the envy and conflict among people and to reach the true freedom and equality of mankind, with the help of sincerity and fraternity of sex. In this art matrix, the Chinese artist Zhu Ye exhibits her overlapping graphical presentation of sex in the transparent acrylic boxes, the Italian artist Sandro del Pistoia brings his space sculptures made of magnetic and wooden stripes, and Elena Monzo presents her gorgeous portraits composed of silk thread, decoration objects, color lump and collage.

|Red Dream| Zhu Ye Solo Exhibition

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Artist Zhu Ye has the professional background in both Chinese painting and western contemporary art. In her artworks, she is able to associate the ingrained ancient culture and western influence and form her unique universal art language.

From the abstract landscape and layered graphical presentation of sex, Zhu Ye uses the different and complex art materials and shows her master of fine art. In the installation, she fuses red and blue transparent organic materials, paper of different textures and acrylic paint, mixed with modern depiction of traditional Chinese Chungonghua through the layers of transparent acrylic board, to present both the sincerity and tender mysterious dream of sex. As Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud stated that dream is the satisfaction of a desire, while sex is the most original drive. The artworks display the first level of matrix in a great detail, that is the first key to the door of sincerity and fraternity.

This series has been brought by chance. After more than ten years’ exploring on canvas, Zhu Ye’s attempt to create installation should have been based on her composed state, in which the mountain is still that mountain and the sea is still that sea.

Title: |Red Dream| Zhu Ye Solo Exhibition

Duration: 17th – 30th Jan, 2015

Opening: 4pm, 17th Jan, 2015

Venue: KOCA Art Space • South Bund (Room 312, Bldg #2, the Cool Docks, No.505 South Zhongshan Road, Shanghai)

Curator: Alan Huang

Organized by: ArtThat | KOCA Art Space

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朱晔, Zhu Ye

1977年出生于上海。2000年本科毕业于上海大学美术学院中国画系。2002年硕士毕业于英国肯特艺术与设计学院艺术系。她的作品曾在中国和欧洲展出,并被国内外的收藏家所收藏。Born 1977 Shanghai. After graduating from Shanghai University, the College of Fine Art, Zhu Ye continued her MA studies in Kent Institute of Art & Design, England. Her artworks been exhibited in China and Europe and due her very individualistic style of painting she has been appreciated by local and foreign art collectors.

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