Little Sweet Loop - Wu Di Solo Exhibition
2020.09.05 - 2020.11.08
Artists: Wu Di

After all, you too fear death and the unknown, and by following the direction of life towards death, you come before the door of truth, and I firmly believe that there is only one way to knock on that door, which you may not concede.

 

"What has been will be again; what has been done will be done again. There is nothing new under the sun." (Ecclesiastes 1:9)

 

With the time we have been through does not ascertain that the future is not the past. This cycle is ubiquitous. Nevertheless, I often see death, rebirth, faith and love, and the doubts and hopes in Wu Di's work. As time moves forward, the artist's expressions that formerly questioned the cruelty and injustice, distortion, and absurdity of the world gradually turn to the search for answers that would decipher the essence of the world. 

 

What the eyes perceive is not necessarily true, and the covered up paintings, concealed video, and sculptures with a conundrum are the cues Wu Di has offered to look at the world. Apart from seeing, what is the basis for believing? The artist is fond of using the colors, light and shadows, and classical painting structures as the basis for her creations. Perhaps drawn by the sacredness and sublimity in the power of faith in religious piety, the artist purposefully provides today's space a sense of remoteness and ritual that transcends the mundane. At the same time, the occasional humor and banter are not to negate the classic "Aura", but the irreproducible one that exists in the contemporary.