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The Paradox – A Contemporary Art Exhibition

July 01, 2014
The Paradox – A Contemporary Art Exhibition
Following the success of the Peninsula Art Residency programme over the last two seasons, this July 2014, The Peninsula Beijing is proud to feature The Paradox, a solo exhibition by Bei Shui that explores the illusion of movement and realism.

Born in 1968 from Jilin, China, Bei Shui had a passion for art in his early years and began to pursue his craft in 1995 by setting up a work studio in Beijing. Bei Shui’s work is exhibited in multiple platforms embracing his unique eclecticism towards contemporary art. What distinguishes Shui from many of his Chinese contemporaries is the retrospection of his feelings and thoughts about humanity, nature and society echoed throughout his poetic style. His installations reflect abstract musings ranging from the aesthetically pleasing to the visually striking. In one piece, Shui presents the dynamic movements of vibrantly coloured fish, with metallic overtones and coarse textures to inject a post-modern twist on his masterpiece.

In his latest exhibition at The Peninsula Beijing, more than sixty of his narratively playful and symbolic creations are brightly showcased in the public areas of the first, second and third levels as well as in a dedicated quarter, named the “Art Suite”.

Since 1995, Shui has been featured in over fifty solo and group exhibitions throughout notable museums in Beijing, Shanghai, and cities in Germany. To highlight a few from his long list of accolades, four paintings from his Dialogue series in 2007 were acquired by the Art Museum of the German Savings Bank Headquarters, while his most recognised painting, Joss Paper has been acquired by the Macao Art Museum in 2008.

Come join us in appreciating one of Beijing’s finest exhibitions reflecting a poetic essence of life at The Paradox exhibition.