Red and Green, the two complementary colors, are definitely the most representative color combination of the Northeastern China: so out of style but cocky. The contrast of two colors inspired me the new perspective of music, ‘Second Hand Rose’, in my rebellious youth.
The reason why I was inspired by these red and green instead of fancy colors is that they represent the primitive beauty of my hometown. That is what I pursue. The exhibition, Red and Green, is not only the creation drawn from my past, but also the new journey for me, from my hometown to the new land, as well as the new interpretation of the hometown in the new land.
All these memories are embodied into this exhibition. I simply used red and green: combination of my old memories and the modern conflicts applied in the art works.
People say that it is stupid to match red with green. Yes, that is right. But it is the wildness that I have always been addicted to. (Excerpted from the artist statement)
June 4th, 2013