5 Feb → 27 Apr 2020
From Wed to Mon from 11 am to 9 pm. Nocturnal Thu until 9 pm. Closed Tue.
Luxuriant landscapes, phantasmagorical bestiaries, biographical elements, contemporary motifs and traditional Chinese themes, references to European and Oriental art history... The work of Yuan Jai (1941 - ), a contemporary Chinese artist, can only shake up by its richness and originality. His paintings, large formats in ink on silk, sometimes remind us of traditional prints, sometimes of Customs officer Rousseau, raise the question of the compromise between figuration and abstraction, and attract the eye with their acidulous colours. Faced with a canvas by Yuan Jai, it is easy to lose one's bearings as his creations are so full of details, motifs and different stories. Colour enriches the attention to detail, the assured tracing of organic shapes reminds us of a long practice of calligraphy. Claiming her autonomy and the singularity of her expression, the painter occupies a central place in contemporary Taiwanese art. Her work, at the crossroads of different influences that echo her diverse backgrounds in art, questions the plastic possibilities of a complex cultural narrative.