Abstract painter Wong Perng Fey’s latest solo exhibition is entitled Impetus.
The exhibition will show six large panelled works produced during his eviction and the closure of HeiQiao village in Beijing where the artist had resided for seven years.
According to the gallery’s press release, Impetus is a parting note, echoing the the artist coming to terms with the eviction of the artist colony in HeiQiao village.
The press release also states that the artworks reflect his internal struggles - the displacement of his work environment and “coping mechanisms” in which he had developed and found solace over the years.
HeiQiao village, located in south-eastern Beijing, is often referred as an “epitome of the development in Chinese society”. Prior to its closure in April 2017, it had the largest cluster of art studios in Beijing since it developed in 2006.
The exhibition will be launched on Jan 6 at 5pm.