Pilar Corrias

Cui Jie

Cui Jie

Cui Jie

Shanghai Education Television Station #3
Cui Jie
2018
Oil and acrylic on canvas 160 x 110 cm 63 x 43 1/4 in
Corner Building
Cui Jie
2017
Oil on canvas 150 x 200 cm 59 1/8 x 78 3/4 in
Guangzhou Telecom Building
Cui Jie
2017
3D Print photopolymer resin 24.4 x 26.5 x 50 cm 9 5/8 x 10 3/8 x 19 3/4 in
Installation view: Witness, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London, 07.04.2018 - 04.05.2018.
Installation view: Witness, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London, 07.04.2018 - 04.05.2018.
Installation view: Witness, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London, 07.04.2018 - 04.05.2018.
Installation view: The Enormous Space: Double Solo Exhibition of Lee Kit and Cui Jie, Shenzhen, 20.01.2018 - 08.04.2018. Courtesy of the artist and OCAT.
Installation view: The Enormous Space: Double Solo Exhibition of Lee Kit and Cui Jie, Shenzhen, 20.01.2018 - 08.04.2018. Courtesy of the artist and OCAT.
Installation view: The Enormous Space: Double Solo Exhibition of Lee Kit and Cui Jie, Shenzhen, 20.01.2018 - 08.04.2018. Courtesy of the artist and OCAT.
Installation view: The Enormous Space: Double Solo Exhibition of Lee Kit and Cui Jie, Shenzhen, 20.01.2018 - 08.04.2018. Courtesy of the artist and OCAT.
Installation view: The Enormous Space: Double Solo Exhibition of Lee Kit and Cui Jie, Shenzhen, 20.01.2018 - 08.04.2018. Courtesy of the artist and OCAT.
Installation view: The Enormous Space: Double Solo Exhibition of Lee Kit and Cui Jie, Shenzhen, 20.01.2018 - 08.04.2018. Courtesy of the artist and OCAT.
Installation view: The Enormous Space: Double Solo Exhibition of Lee Kit and Cui Jie, Shenzhen, 20.01.2018 - 08.04.2018. Courtesy of the artist and OCAT.
Installation view: The Enormous Space: Double Solo Exhibition of Lee Kit and Cui Jie, Shenzhen, 20.01.2018 - 08.04.2018. Courtesy of the artist and OCAT.

Cui Jie (b. 1983 Shanghai, China) applies various layers of images – some realistic, some imaginary – on her canvases, exploring multiple perspectives of various locations simultaneously. Each layer is meticulously executed to represent the transformation of China’s urbanscape. Painted with calculated and deadpan brushwork combined with a warm and affective palette, Cui’s landscapes and interiors make comparative studies of cities as distinctive models or laboratories of China’s open-and-reform policies. This is depicted as a personal history informed by the aesthetic madness in one time and place, ranging from the architectural confusion of Bauhaus, to Chinese propaganda, and to Soviet communist aesthetics. In essence, Cui Jie’s painting is a time capsule that re-imagines the past and the present.

Current, upcoming and recent solo exhibitions include: The Enormous Space, OCAT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen (2018); Latter, Former, mother’s tankstation, Dublin (2016); and Cui Jie, START Gallery, Jaffa (2015). Her work has been included in recent group shows at MoMa PS1, New York (2017); Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2017); Metro Pictures, New York (2017); Cass Sculpture Foundation, Sussex (2016); K11, Hong Kong and Shanghai (2016); Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2015); Tampa Museum of Art, Florida (2014); Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg (2014); Oklahoma City Museum of Art (2014); Tianhong Mei Heyuan Arts Center, Hangzhou (2013); and Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai (2012).

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