Sun Lian Gang At the roots of the Chinese contemporary art
“Artist Sun Lian Gang, born in Pechino in 1969, is part of the generation of artists who have certainly conquered part of their creative freedom by looking at the Western experiences but also, most of all at the traditions, capable to renovate and create a new path for Chinese art. Sun Lian Gang creates his works with a vital and creative lifeline which through the sign frees themselves from the traditional imaginary means in order to achieve a gentleness and refinement of personal expression. While fundamentally expressing himself in an abstract form, Sun Lian Gang succeeds, with the help of signs, handwritings and colors, to design a representation of balance between materialism and spirituality. His art is beyond not only geographical boundaries, but also beyond space and time”. I wanted to take this piece of introduction from the interview article that VeNews, Venetian magazine, published in October, because it perfectly embodied the idea and the concept that Sun Lian Gang has about art. An interview that ends with a beautiful phrase of Sun: “I think we should not only make art for the make of art, but use it to change the world”.