MAY - JUL 2O2O
Room 6x8 presented its first exhibition of 2020, Yaolin Wonderland, on May 21. This also marks the latest release by artist Zhou Yilun for his independent design brand R3PM3. Unlike a conventional exhibition, this solo show features Zhou as a supplier of furniture products, which he has selected to present within this six-by-eight-square-meter space in a demonstration of his reflections on the functionality of art and its use of cutting edge techniques. materials. This is also the first Room 6x8 exhibition to focus on the "secondary creations" of an artist.
Zhou Yilun's work spans a wide range of mediums, including painting, installation, and sculpture. In his practice, he disassembles, rearranges and simulates to expand the possibilities of everyday materials, drawing inspiration from the closest objects to build a field that belongs both to the classics and to the streets, to prehistory and the future, and to low material ecosystems. different economic conditions. he affirms, filling artistic creation with transgressive tones and balancing the aesthetic tension between the touch of the hand and industrial production. R3PM3 was founded by artist Zhou Yilun in 2012 and offers designer products such as clothing and furniture.
This exhibition included works from the "Yaolin Wonderland", "Foam Masters", Neolithic "and" Mixed Reality "series, and stands as the first complete presentation of the artist's work outside of his mainstream creative stream." Yaolin Wonderland "is based on the ubiquitous cheap plastic furniture that flooded the Chinese market at the end of the last century. After breaking the furniture, it fills in the cracks in its frame with foam resin. The furniture is remodeled according to the flows of this foam resin, giving it a shape somewhere between the man-made object and the stalactite. This new industrial material fits over the original furniture like a strange "armor" in a play of absurd humor. "Foam Masters" reproduces classic works of Modernist masters such as Pierre Jeanneret on a one-to-one scale but with the materials completely transformed, in a rigorous study of the history of art. The "Neolithic" series breaks with the linear concept of time to order objects from different periods into new composite objects that aesthetically and functionally reflects the hybrid time and space in which we now reside.From a structural perspective, using technologies such as printing and casting to connect otherwise unrelated things and turn the impossibilities of the material world into possibilities. Viewers of Room 6x8 will find themselves in an industrial cave brimming with expressive power. The exhibition will be open until July 26.