ShanghART Gallery 香格纳画廊
中文

A Bunch of Happy Fantasies
SHI YONG 施勇
2009
Neon Light
500(H)*500(W)cm
Edition of 3
SYU048

A Bunch of Happy Fantasy is a neon installation and a poetry written by the artist’s friend who has the complicated identity and magical experience. Shi Yong transfers the fantasy character of the poetry to a kind of reality illusion, thereby making it into neon installation, and invertedly displayed.  Shi Yong focuses a lot about fantasy and reality. In terms of ideology of consumerism, modernization of the city, daily behaviors and emotional feelings, he altered the ideas and created his works. This piece is materialized fantasy creation of words and materials. "Fantasy" is an unspeakable thought, and the work once again conveys the artist's subtle control of human perception and cognition. A bunch of inverted mumbling and sweet red lights makes the "happy fantasy" real and touching.

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Shi Yong Solo Exhibition: A Bunch of Happy Fantasies ShanghART S-Space 798 Art Zone, Beijing 03.04, 2016 -05.20, 2016
Paradi$e Bitch White Rabbit Gallery, Australia 09.10, 2015 -02.10, 2016
In & Out Réel ShanghART Réel Department Store, Shanghai 05.30, 2014 -06.30, 2014
A Pile of Passion ShanghART Main Space, Shanghai 02.17, 2011 -03.24, 2011


Collections
White Rabbit Contemporary Chinese Art Collection