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"Transcribe: Sheng Qi Solo Exhibition"
2003-10-11 until 2003-11-05
Red Gate Gallery
Beijing, , CN

During the month of October, the Red Gate Gallery presents a solo exhibition - Transcribe: Sheng Qi. The exhibiton features the newest paintings by this internationally exhibited artist. Sheng Qi, now living in Beijing, was born in 1965 in Anhui Province. He graduated from the Central Academy of Art and Design, Beijing in 1988 and there after move to Italy to work and study for three years. He also graduated with an MFA from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, U.K.

Since 1991 Red Gate Gallery has been exhibiting work by outstanding contemporary Chinese artists. With 22 artists represented, the diverse media reflects the artists awareness and interest in Chinas changing society. As records of their observations on daily life, artists are exploring issues such as gender, population, and the environment, all highly relevant in our global society.

Through traditional Chinese painting, collage, lithographs and oil painting Red Gates artists are supplying a social commentary on the political, economical and cultural transformations within contemporary Chinese society.

Oil/Acrylic painters include: Su Xinping, Zhang Yajie, Wang Yuping, He Sen, Liu Manwen, Guan Wei, Qin Yifeng, Liu Yi, Yang Mian, Huang Yan, Li Xiao, Sheng Qi and Shen Ling.
Installation and sculpture: Sui Jianguo, Shi Zhongying, Liang Shuo, Qing Qing and Li Gang.
Performance Art: Sheng Qi, Qing Qing and Huang Yan.
Printmakers: Su Xinping, Tan Ping, Zhou Jirong, and Wang Huaxiang. Mixed Media: Zheng Xuewu and Wang Lifeng.
Photography: Han Congwu, Sheng Qi and Huang Yan.
Traditional Chinese Painting: Liu Qinghe and Lu Peng.

Red Gate was founded in 1991 by Australian Brian Wallace who first came to China in 1986 to study Chinese language at the Peoples University, Beijing. He then went on to study art history in 1990 - 91 at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing. In 1988 he began organizing exhibitions for young Chinese artists which eventually lead to the establishment of Red Gate Gallery at the Dongbianmen Watchtower. Since then Red Gate has been exhibiting up to eight solo shows per year, complimented by guest-curated exhibitions from China and overseas.

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Sheng Qi
Lunch at the Grassland, 2003
Oil on Canvas
110 x 160 cm

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