wang jian : nothingness was not

15 October - 18 December 2016

PIFO Gallery is pleased to present wang jian : nothingness was not. This is the first solo exhibition of Wang Jian since he began collaborating with PIFO Gallery in 2006. This exhibition, curated by Adrian George, London-based writer and Senior Curator with the British Government Art Collection, takes as its starting point a 4000-year-old Rig-Vedic poem. It brings together photography, works on paper and large-scale oil paintings to interrogate the origins of Wang Jian’s explorations in metaphysics, Chinese Maximalism (after Gao Minglu) and international minimalism.