18 November, 2016–10 January, 2017

Detached from Colour: ZHU JINSHI

Hong Kong


Hong Kong—Pearl Lam Galleries is delighted to present Detached from Colour, a solo exhibition by Beijing-based artist Zhu Jinshi, at its Pedder Building space. The exhibition, which comes three years after Zhu’s previous solo show at the Hong Kong gallery, will include black and white abstract works from the 80s and 90s which have never been exhibited before and that were carefully selected after long discussions between the artist and Pearl Lam. It will also highlight 16 all-black, all-white, and black-and-white abstract works created by Zhu Jinshi around the year 2015. Pearl Lam believes the link between painting and installation is interpreted with a unique style in Zhu Jinshi’s artwork. Unlike Anselm Kiefer, Zhu does not use the themes of painting and installation to work together with each other, nor does he use paintings to back up his installations such as in the work of Richard Serra; instead, he uses painting and installation as totally opposite forms to challenge one another. However, the continued appearance of black and white forms throughout the artist’s career subtly defends the inextricable link between painting and installation, and, in a quiet way, reveals artworks that possess an extraordinary Eastern character.

Selected works