Change of Sun and Moon, 2014

Change of Sun and Moon, 2014
Iron
222 x 120 x 120 cm
Woman, 2006-2012

Woman, 2006-2012
Titanized stainless steel
249 x 90 x 90 cm
Moon, 2014

Moon, 2014
Iron
56.5 x 14 x 14 cm
I C U, 2012

I C U, 2012
Steel
30 x 30 x 54 cm
ICU, 2014

ICU, 2014
Iron
58.5 x 33.4 x 33.4 cm
Black Letter, 2014

Black Letter, 2014
Black and White
Oil on canvas
250 x 160 cm
Black Bear, White Wolf, 2014

Black Bear, White Wolf, 2014
Black and White
Oil on Canvas
150 x 95 cm
White flag/ Black Flag, 2014

White flag/ Black Flag, 2014
Black and White
Oil on Canvas
60 x 60 cm
Black Road, White Road, 2014

Black Road, White Road, 2014
Black and White
Oil on canvas
150 x 95 cm
Untitled 2, 1991-92

Untitled 2, 1991-92
Acrylics on canvas
162 x 130 cm
Memory and Space, 1998

Memory and Space, 1998
Mixed media on Canvas
90 x 65 cm
Memory and Space, 1998

Memory and Space, 1998
Mixed media on Canvas
90 x 60 cm

Huang Rui is one of China’s most highly regarded artists as one of the main protagonists of the first Chinese non-conformist art groups.
Indeed, he was a founding member of  the art group The Stars (Xing Xing). This groundbreaking movement of amateur artists, active from 1979 to 1983, was the first publicly active art collective to protest government censorship after the Cultural Revolution. It included artists Wang Keping, Ai Weiwei, Ma Desheng, and Li Shuang.
Huang Rui, in his work, succeed in combining extreme intellect with highly sensitive and personal approach. His works are characterized by symmetry and simplicity of form and their meticulously finished. Within a minimalist exterior hides mountains of meanings and connotations stemming from ancient Chinese philosophy, modern-day communist hypocrisy, or current society’s middling obsessions. For Huang Rui, art’s function is to be a reflection of society and must to addressing contemporary concerns. In that way, he was often controversial artist and he has faced censorship from the Chinese government.
Huang Rui has been considered the major vocal advocate of the 798 Art Zone in Beijing. He was instrumental in the establishment of the art district in 2002, and in efforts to protect the area from demolition in 2004 and 2005. In 2006, 798 became the first state-recognized and protected art district in China. This success was due in a large part to Huang Rui’s efforts to promote the district through the Dashanzi International Art Festivals (DIAF) and his book Beijing798.

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