’Past & Present‘ Peihang Huang Solo Exhibition
START Art Fair/ Saatchi Gallery
Peihang Huang’s background as a migrant in the UK and her family’s history of diaspora, has led her to develop a body of work that examines the relationship between culture, society and the media.
In her recent work from her latest collection “Past & Present”, she focuses on challenging our perception of reality by exploring the hidden relationships between the visual documents of the human experience.
Her color palette has a strong east-Asian influence, provoked by internet subculture. Starting with collages of photographs gleaned from historical sources and everyday media, in this case, Google images from Chinese civil war, contemporary forced migrations and random daily life holiday elements, Peihang looks for the subtle associations that persist through time and space with a sense of humor. She recreates a world that is both familiar and yet at odds with our experience, questioning our relationship to history and how our perceptions are constructed.
Last year Peihang Huang was invited to the “Future Island-Start Art Fair Project, 2016 ” at the Saatchi Gallery. This lead her to the “The Future and Potential of Taiwanese & Japanese Contemporary Painting, 2016” in the Museum of Tokyo University of Arts in Japan, which is part of the “The Spotlight Taiwan Project, 2016”, sponsored by the Ministry of Culture Taiwan.
“Future Island-Start Art Fair Project” was commissioned by START Art Fair as part of their program; exhibited in the vast space, Gallery 10, at the Saatchi Gallery.
Peihang Huang’s large-scale triptych painting “Candy House” was one of the most memorable works in START; and she joined a successful panel discussion lead by the fair director Niru Ratnam, accompanied by Hsiao-chi Tsai and Jag Mehta, one half of the Mehta Bell Projects curatorial partnership. This fascinating discussion gave insight into the artists' practices, the cultural context of this compelling region, and the influences and experiences contemporary Taiwanese artists encounter today.
About JingLu Gallery
Founded by Yao Liu and Ching-Ju Cheng in 2014, Jing-Lü Gallery is located in the heart of Taipei, Taiwan.
The gallery is dedicated to establishing the careers of local emerging artists, exhibiting those whose works reflect new and innovative developments in contemporary art, focusing on themes specific to Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Japan and South-East Asia.
With Wen-Tsao Lin and Patrice Chou as Artistic Director and Curator, respectively, the gallery is both engaged with local communities, and international artists, scholars and curators, bringing emerging artists to Asia under our International Exchange Program.
The fourth edition of START runs 14-17 September 2017. The fair is held at the Saatchi Gallery in the Duke of York HQ building on King's Road in Chelsea, London.
VIP Preview 13th September 15:00-20:00 (By Invitation Only)
Thursday 14th September 11:00 - 18:00 Public Opening
Friday 15th September 11:00 - 18:00 Public Opening
Saturday 16th September 11:00 - 18:00 Public Opening
Sunday 17th September 11:00 - 17:00 Public Opening