Jia Aili, Geometry in the sky, 2017, oil on canvas, 106 5/16 × 82 11/16 inches (270 × 210 cm) © Jia Aili Studio. Courtesy Jia Aili Studio.

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Gagosian is pleased to announce the global representation of Jia Aili, one of China's foremost contemporary artists, who is currently the subject of a major ten-year survey at the Centro de Arte Contemporaneo in Malaga, Spain.

Born in the late seventies, Jia has developed an art practice that reflects on arts and philosophy from both East and West. While the content of his epic figurative paintings is unmistakably of his own time and cultural context, his formal virtuosity and complex layering of narrative reveal a deep and astute working knowledge of the inventions and traditions of painting from the Renaissance to the present day.

Larry Gagosian comments, "Having followed Jia's artistic journey thus far, we are very pleased to establish a working relationship with him, and we look forward to his first exhibition with the gallery."

Jia’s eponymous solo exhibition at Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Málaga in Spain remains on view until June 18, 2017.

Jia Aili was born in Dandong, China in 1979 and lives and works in Beijing. In 2004, he graduated from the New Representationalism Studio of the Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts, where he subsequently taught from 2005 to 2007, after which time he decided to focus exclusively on his career as a painter.

Recent solo institutional exhibitions include: “Jia Aili,” Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga (CAC), Málaga, Spain (2017); “Jia Aili,” Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy (2015); “Seeker of Hope,” Singapore Art Museum (SAM)(2012); “Good Morning, World!” Xiangning Art Museum OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shenzhen, China (2010); “Make Believe . . .” INIVA (Institute of International Visual Arts), London, UK (2010); “The Wasteland,” Platform China Contemporary Art Institute, Beijing, China (2007). He participated in the collateral events of the 54th Biennale di Venezia in 2011.

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高古軒畫廊宣佈成為中國頂尖當代藝術家賈藹力的全球代理,現時西班牙馬拉加當代藝術中心正為賈藹力舉行大型十年回顧展。

賈藹力生於1970年代末的中國。他的藝術創作風格自成一體,充分體現了其對東西方藝術與哲學的深刻反思。其史詩般的具象繪畫作品清晰地反映著其身處的時代及文化背景,而其匠心獨具的藝術形式與層次複雜的敍事手法,卻又無不昭示著他對文藝復興至現代繪畫以來的傳統與創新的深刻體會與獨特見解。

拉里‧高古軒(Larry Gagosian)表示:「我們一直密切關注賈藹力的藝術創作之路,很高興現在能與他攜手合作,亦非常期待畫廊為其舉行的首場展覽。」

賈藹力於西班牙馬拉加當代藝術中心舉行的同名個展,展期至2017年6月18日。

賈藹力1979年生於中國丹東,現於北京生活及從事創作。他於2004年從魯迅美術學院新表現主義工作室畢業,並於2005年至2007年間於該院任教,其後決定專注繪畫。

各大藝術機構近期舉行的賈藹力個展包括:西班牙馬拉加當代藝術中心「Jia Aili」(2017年)、意大利威尼斯葛拉西宮「Jia Aili」(2015年)、新加坡藝術博物館「Seeker of Hope」(2012年)、中國深圳何香凝美術館OCT當代藝術中心「早安,世界」(2010年)、英國倫敦國際當代視覺藝術中心「Make Believe . . .」(2010年),以及中國北京的站台中國當代藝術機構「瘋景」(2007年)。他亦参加2011年第54屆威尼斯雙年展。

 



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