Wynwood’s newly arrived gallery presents an exhibition of international acclaim, Chinese artist Canal Cheong-Jagerroos on Friday, November 11th from 6pm- 9pm.
Canal grew up in Macau, China, in a family steeped in traditional Chinese art. Her current painting series Noah’s Ark and her latest work Eternal Love will be featured in this upcoming exhibit with Tranter-Sinni Gallery located in the world-renowned Museo Vault Building in the heart of the Wynwood Arts District. The exhibition opens November 11th and runs through November 29th, 2016.
In 1992, Canal began working in Chinese freehand style brush-strokes on her pattern paintings, inspired by the works of Chinese ancient abstract great master Bada Shenren’s (1626—1705) and with the influence of her mentor Laozi (530 BC), a contemporary of Confucius during the 5th century BCE. All of this influenced Canal’s focus shift to Chinese ancient symbols combined with modern daily elements to extract a dreamlike world. Along the creative path, she has tried numerous creative approaches, both fleetingly and for longer periods, in her exploration of the nature of the material and immaterial realm. She is often confronted and challenged by positive and negative elements, their resolutions being ultimately manifested in the interplay of novel harmonious expressions. In the process of this exploration, the idea of utopianism started to emerge as she was overlapping layers and layers of her paintings with Xuan paper on the canvas to depict different dimensions overlapping one another. She was fascinated by the different layers of Xuan paper and how the paper texture can create dots and lines and harmonize all elements. She has found that persistence and dedication are the basic elements in art. She has also learned that it is essential to be true to oneself, to keep the heart open, and to never give in.
ABOUT CANAL CHEONG-JAGERROOS
Canal Cheong-Jagerroos (b. 1968) is a Chinese visual artist, born in Macau, China, who grew up in an artistic family. In the past 25 years, Canal has lived and worked in 7 countries from Asia to Europe and Africa, before settling with her family in Finland. Canal has discovered that walking the line between the east and west, facing ￼￼different cultures, can be both constructive and destructive, but always inspirational. She has won international recognition and acclaim for her unique works of fusing ancient Chinese motifs and contemporary elements. Canal’s working techniques involve using multiple layers of Xuan rice paper, acrylic, ink, and traditional Chinese pigments, which are incorporated together using mixed medium to derive a sense of depth on canvas.
Canal has enjoyed considerable success over the last 20 years, with over 50 worldwide solo and selected exhibitions to her credit. Her artworks have been represented in numerous prestigious galleries in Switzerland, France, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Macau, Hong Kong, Africa and USA including the 55th Venice Biennale, the Museum of America Miami, Eduard Vilde Museum, Miami Asia Art Fair, London AA Art Fair, Art Palm Beach, Art Boca Raton and Scope Basel.
Life is like a canvas. By blending ancient Chinese motifs and modern elements, Canal Cheong- Jagerroos integrates the past with the present through symbolic creations that depict the peace and harmony of a utopian world.
Exhibition runs November 11th – November 29th, 2016 Gallery hours: M-F 10 am-5 pm, Saturday by appointment
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Miami, FL 33127