CELL - Chinese Experience of Life in London

9 Oct 2007 – 16 Oct 2007

Event times

11am - 6pm daily

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admission free

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Whitecross Gallery

London, United Kingdom


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  • Barbican / Old Street
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CELL - Chinese Experience of Life in London


Featuring work by three London based, Chinese artists from Central Saint Martins, 'CELL' is a group show exploring the experience of Chinese artists living in London. The artists are from Shang Hai, Beijing and Zhang Jia Kou (north China) and they will present their new paintings which are produced since they moved to London.
Wei Liang applies collage, oil and Glitter Glue on the canvas to display Londoners' vivid emotions. The collage is collected from daily newspaper, magazine and old fashion photos, which is used as the symbols of the city life in contemporary society.
Chi Zhang is graduated from Central Academy of Arts in Beijing. His painting is about the city of London. The mosaic pattern in his painting represents the high speed mobile behaviour and thoughts of Londoner.
Yingda Li's work reflects her personal history as someone whose identity is shaped by different cultures. She aims to combine traditional Chinese watercolour painting technique with contemporary concepts. She wants to create odd, absurd images consisting of fragments of scenes from her daily life (which include her life in London and China based on sketches and photos), memories from her childhood and her fantasy world.
The exhibition explores the experience of life in London from the unique perspective of three Chinese artists who come from various parts of China. It raises interests of contemporary city life in London in relation to its affections to Chinese nowadays ideologies.

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