To celebrate the upcoming New Year and its fresh artistic possibilities, each of the galleries will be featuring an exclusive exhibition running from now until January 2014. Joyce Gallery Beijing will see British artist Hugo Dalton, while Joyce Gallery Shanghai will feature the collaborative efforts of Austrians Micha Payer and Martin Gabriel.
To coincide with Beijing’s long tradition of breathtaking exhibitions, Hugo Dalton will be taking over Joyce Gallery Beijing with an installation that evokes the dangerous beauty of a plant called Hymalayan Balsam.
Hailing from England, Dalton has exhibited in Berlin, London, Madrid, and New York, among numerous other international cities. A talented and versatile pencil artist, Dalton says, “Drawing is the starting point for all my work; only requiring a pencil and paper. I like this minimalism of means, as it facilitates an exchange with a subject that is direct and pure.”
In Shanghai, Joyce Gallery will see the inspirations and realizations of two young Austrian artists, Micha Payer and Martin Gabriel. Both artists have been collaborating for over 13 years in the country’s capital of Vienna, and are considered to be some of the most exciting talent to emerge from the city. In their works, they deal with the flood of images that confront the increasing complexity of the modern world.
Inspired by Carl Jung’s theory of archetypes, where ego represents the conscious mind and personal unconscious contains our memories, Payer and Gabriel incorporate stored and found images, signs and symbols in their artwork. The artists’ work can be said to be an accurate portrayal of the way our minds view all that’s around us. Visitors to the Joyce Gallery Shanghai will be guests of an inspired collection of imagery and artwork.
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