Duration : 2023.2.4-2023.3.18
Opening : 2023.2.4-2023.3.18
Venue : 3F Clinic Mall，2-2-4Daiba，Minatoku， Tokyo， Japan
Tel : 03-6246-0726
Web : https://shunartdesign.com/
Artist : Qin Feng
The Wind Rises
Just when it felt like the days were getting shorter, the year rolled by and a new one came unceremoniously. This year, on my way home from Shanghai, I suffered an outbreak of COVID-19, Although the test results are not positive, I had a high fever, cough and general weakness.
At the end of last year in Shanghai, I moved out of the studio where I had lived for 10 years, with limited time to negotiate various matters such as the renewal of my contract. When I returned to Japan, the sudden tiredness I felt coming on convinced me. It was like a blank calendar with nothing written on it.
I was forced to cancel my trip to India due to COVID-19, I haven’t been able to go to India for three years.
Mr. Qin Feng was born and raised in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and spent his university life in Shandong. After graduating, he lived and worked as an artist in New York for many years, now based in Shanghai, where he exhibits his large-scale works in major galleries and museums in Europe and the United States. As Mr. Qin Feng’s first solo exhibition in Japan, I wanted to use his name “风 (wind) “as the inspiration for the theme of this exhibition, and at that moment the melody of “The Wind Rises” by Seiko Matsuda echoed in my mind. And “The Wind Rises” is also a famous movie by Studio Ghibli, the theme of this exhibition was decided. As the artist’s name suggests, just like the wind, which is spontaneous, easy-going and big-hearted, the attitude of not rejecting those who come and not chasing those who go is presented in his works.