Pearl Lam Galleries is currently presenting a major solo exhibition of Chinese artist Juju Sun. The exhibition is entitled The Pattern of the City: Juju Sun’s New Paintings and is curated by the renowned Chinese art scholar Gao Minglu. The exhibition will run from 24 March – 3 May 2014.
The exhibition includes twenty new works created in 2013 with vibrant contrasting colours and delicate textures visible in between numerous layers of paint. Inspired by cityscapes such as that of New York, Juju Sun seeks to express her personal responses, her sensory perceptions to urban landscapes and rapid industrialisation – the skyscrapers in Manhattan, the dazzling glare off glass building façades, neon-lit billboards – and inner spiritual world into a visual language in this new series of paintings.
Juju Sun (b.1973), No. 1308 (2013), Acrylic on Canvas, 188 x 173cm
Boldly experimenting with unconventional or extreme paint colours, applied either in square and rectangular blocks or linear brushstrokes that are placed in contrast in pursuit of a new visual balance and fresh aesthetic experience, Juju Sun pushes the boundaries in her own artistic practices.
Having studied at the Ottawa School of Art, Canada and under Optical Art master Larry Poons at the Art Student’s League of New York, Juju Sun has been focused on abstract painting for more than 15 years. Feeling her cultural roots to be important, she has recently returned to Beijing in 2011.
Juju Sun (b.1973), No. 1310 (2013), Acrylic on Canvas, 220 x 200cm
Images courtesy of Pearl Lam Galleries