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solo show announcement

The Distance Itself


Dates: 2013.09.21 - 11.10
Opening: 2013.09.21 (Sat.) 4 - 6 pm; the artist attends the opening
Venue: C-SPACE, Red No.1 - C1 & C2, Cao Changdi Chaoyang District, Beijing 100015, China
 
 
The Distance Itself is C-Space’s third collaboration with Romanian artist Cătălin Petrișor, which is also the artist’s second solo show in the gallery.
 
Cătălin Petrişor’s better known works would be the oil paintings with schematic drawings on top, dissecting the surfaces, presenting a cut-and-paste state of mind that is driven by the need to overcome the gap between different realities, both factual and imaginary.This distance has been the main subject in his works and more recently emphasis is put on a distinct self-awareness within this feature. This series performs a reflexivity moving back and forth between the space and the explorer where two circular relationships are implied – firstly, one that is between the image and the artist, and secondly, one that is between the work of art and the viewer.
 
The distance consumes the walker, while he is the decider of its length. The decision making process regarding the exact point where the journey should end is of great artistic significance within this body of work. Furthermore, this also contributes to the focus of Petrişor’s practice where painting acts as an image generator rather than simply as a method of image reproduction, mimicking specific realities. The spectator is thus confronted not with a finite product, but with an element from a system that he or she would want to reestablish in a personal way, or ideally, in which they would take roles as components. This act of perception, creative in its own right, would then be completed by the second viewer who looks upon the first one gazing at the painting.

C-Space
Red No.1 - C1 & C2, Cao Changdi Chaoyang District
Beijing 100015, China
TEL: +86 10 51273248 
FAX: +86 10 51273249
info@c-spacebeijing.com
www.c-spacebeijing.com

the works within the project

The Distance Itself, 2013, 38m19s HD video, courtesy of the artist and C-Space

Self-rule,
2013,
oil and acrylic on canvas,
67 x 86 cm.,
courtesy of the artist and C-Space
Sprouter,
2013,
oil on canvas,
54 x 59 cm.,
courtesy of the artist and C-Space
Too Slow to Be Observed,
2013,
oil and graphite on canvas,
67 x 86 cm.,
courtesy of the artist and C-Space
Desert Farming,
2012,
oil and graphite on canvas,
60 x 39 cm., 
courtesy of the artist and C-Space
Horizon Set Aside, 
2013,
oil and graphite on canvas,
54 x 43 cm.,
courtesy of the artist and C-Space
Illusion Is Not an Obstacle, 
2013,
oil and graphite on wooden panel,
42 x 29,5 cm.,
courtesy of the artist and C-Space
Pearl Diver,
2012,
oil and graphite on canvas,
200 x 154 cm.,
courtesy of the artist and C-Space
Space Grafted on Image,
2013,
oil on canvas,
78 x 59 cm.,
courtesy of the artist and C-Space

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Cătălin Petrişor (b. 1978) is a visual artist from Craiova, Romania. His paintings are seamless renditions based on cut-outs from found or owned photographs, above which he sometimes overlaps contour drawings made in graphite. He favors elusive subjects deliberately kept opened to multiple interpretations.
 
Recently one of his large paintings was included in  # FFFFFF - # 000000, a group show of different mediums interacting with the manifestations of black and white, curated by Mehdi-Georges Lahlou for Galerie Dix9 Paris.
 
In 2012, he exhibited an installation of paintings and wallpaper cutouts entitled Geometry of Human Nature at Galerie Dix9 and he took part in A Conscious Choice for Temporary Blindness - a duo-show with Ana Maria Micu at Mind Set Art Center in Taipei.
 
He obtained MFA of the University of Art and Design of Cluj-Napoca in Romania in 2004.
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