The young and the world
Young artists are going through transformation in their careers: they have bid farewell to their student lives, and started to produce works of art on their own. “Be creative!” is an order for artists to obey, and this order drives them forward by pushing them to open their hearts to the world. They are expected to take a broad-scope look at the world and the history, in an attempt to draw inspiration from whatever they see, and turn their inspiration into action. In this process, they’d better keep moving on from the old and embracing anything new in this world.
The works at this exhibition show that these young artists tend to select a wide range of artistic resources: they take adavantage of both contemporary art forms and traditional ones. In addition, these young artists are dealing with a variety of themes in art: they not only deal with their own thoughts and feelings in their inner world, but also observe and analyze the problems found in the outside world. In terms of artistic inclination, some of the artists prefer aestheticism, so they love and pursue beauty in their works; while others are fonder of “intervention”, using art as a “stethoscope” or a “scalpel” to examine the life.
Such variety in the artists’ creation contributes to the diversity of the works at this exhibition. It is certain that diversity doesn’t naturally have values, but it does demonstrate how the participating young artists are not fettered by stereotypes or conventions as they explore the art. Among them, some are determined, others are hesitant; some care much about details, others just let go of their mind. These artists don’t need command; nor do they act in formation. Each and every of them explores the art in their own way, and this might be exactly a precondition for them to enter the world of art.