Marlborough Fine Art London
Private View Opening Reception:
Tuesday 26 January 2016 | 6-8pm
curated by Zeng Fanzhi
Exhibition: 27 January – 27 February 2016
6 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BY
Backyard Garden, 2015, oil on canvas, 205 x 170 cm
Marlborough Fine Art is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings by Beijing-based artist Song Yige, curated by Zeng Fanzhi.
The exhibition is the artist’s first solo show outside of Asia.
Known for her figurative paintings, Song depicts everyday objects and anonymous characters, alongside subjects from the natural world in imaginary settings.
Her atmospheric works feature modest items often eschewed from their pictorial background. Through large-scale emotive and unsettling paintings Song merges childhood memories with autobiographical settings to reinterpret modern society. Themes of human emotion underpin the work, with a sense of loneliness and nostalgia inhabiting much of Song’s practice. Empty interiors, solitary objects and figures depicted from behind or with obscured faces are enveloped by vast space – a representation of the human experience of living and coexisting within the cityscape.