After 30 years of contemporary art in China, the current era has been called materialistic, hollow, post-modernist, etc. No matter what you call this era, our spirits depend on being moved, and painting gives us that opportunity. Kang Haitao’s work is very important in this regard, as he has gone beyond the confines of the conceptual symbols of contemporary art, and returned to pure and simple painting. In a time of undifferentiated and deficient imagination, Yu Aijun’s works give us a new understanding of originality.
Kang Haitao & Yu Aijun: A Burning Within & Ink