Ben Brown Fine Arts Hong Kong is honoured to present Gold. Circle. Tiger, a solo exhibition of new works by Chinese artist Ye Linghan. While this will be the third time Ye Linghan is exhibited at the gallery, this will be the first time the artist’s work takes over the entire gallery space, including the main exhibition room and the Project Room.
This ambitious, multi-media installation will include three new video works: Rotation and Chrysler (2013), After the Spelling of the Names of God (2012), and Gold. Circle. Tiger (2014), as well as works on paper and paintings related to the videos. Ye’s videos are an amalgamation of his drawings, paintings, and fascination with digital animation, resulting in surreal, seemingly three-dimensional loops that focus on both the reduction and building up of various forms that interest him—in this case New York City’s Chrysler building, an imagined gold coin, and a chained tiger. In each video the disparate and highly symbolic imagery hover and rotate over a black background, creating a hypnotic effect and beckoning a contemplative study of the artist’s fastidious working method. The lack of narrative in Ye’s videos shifts the focus to the temporal quality of his hand-drawn animations; the artist feels that his videos allow him to manipulate and “create” time.