Event Details

Fri, 04 Oct

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The Old Street Gallery

Yanfei Chen Solo Exhibition

Private Viewing evening From the Artist: A termite can’t see the whole elephant, it just crawls around its foot and thinks that it sees all. Winds tear spring and winter into halves — some shudder and shiver in spring, some hide and strive in winter.

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Yanfei Chen Solo Exhibition

Time & Location

04 Oct 2019, 18:00 – 21:00

The Old Street Gallery, 62 Paul St, Shoreditch, London EC2A 4NA, UK

About The Event

WHO IS INSIDE leads the audience to the utopian space imagined by the artist, to explore the

relationship between human and interior space. The word “inside” contains dual meanings,

indicating the physical interior space as well as the inner-self, where fear, anxiety, and invisible

repression converge.

Following Gaston Bachelard’s notion of space, “it is not a container, rather a dwelling place of human

consciousness”, Yanfei looks into the meanings of emotional spaces through painting. The contrast

between the unsettling real life and the stability of the interiors depicted discloses the conflicts,

generating discomforts, confusions, and loneliness. Yanfei transformed her psychological sensations

by depicting abnormal objects in the familiar interior spaces or objects in erratic compositions: a

crow standing on a mattress, a rock on the dining table, or a sofa in a strange position.