Bi Rongrong

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The Chinese artist Bi Rongrong juggles with dimension in her artworks. She deconstructs the three dimensional world around herself into two dimensional shapes and colors and re-composes them in her artworks. Paintings, murals and installations are her preferred means of expression. She usually starts her works with drawings, which function as some kind of diary to her. At this point she already depletes the third dimension. A good example for her murals is the exhibition in the “Bund18 Temporary Art Space” in Shanghai, China. Within three weeks, she patterned the walls of one entire room of the exhibition hall. The murals were spread across the wall and didn’t even stop at the windows. The third dimension was added again. (Video)


Bi Rongrong proved her creativity in the field of installations with her contribution, “7:3 Colors”, to the SWFC 5th Anniversary Art Project – "FILTER THE PUBLIC” in Shanghai. Illuminated and transparent 3D open air installations were spread across the square in front of the Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC). The effect of the installations, made out of colored Plexiglas, stainless steel and LEDs, during the day time, worked with the natural sunlight and the colors from the environment; in the evening, depended mainly on lighting conditions.

Her work “The Landscapes We Used To Know”, she put on display in September 2013 at the “V-Art-Center” in Shanghai, is a combination out of different working techniques. She produced some pieces in her studio, but the floor painting came into being in the course of the first week of the exhibition. The oil paintings’ shapes were reflected in the floor. Thus the shapes grew out of plain back into space and a close link between her artworks and the exhibition space emerged.


In 2014 Bi Rongrong will spend three month in Manchester, England. She will collect new impressions and introduce her artworks.


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What inspires you?

There are two most important inspirations. One is the Nature and the environment that I live in. The other one is that good art pieces always inspire me a lot. Meanwhile, there are many other factors that also inspire me, like an interesting book, a conversation with an artist, or a friend who works on some other fields. Many kinds of experience build up my inspiration.

How do you choose your subjects?

I would choose the subjects that I am interested in. Nature is always a topic which I am fascinated. Since I was a little kid, I always like to watch the mountains which were far away from my home but I could see the shapes from distance. In my mind, it was a big mystery attracts me to explore. So when I could choose a major while I was in a college, I chose the Chinese Water and Mountain Painting. Since then I got lots of chances with school courses to go to the nature to do sketches. So the interest, the curiosity is my biggest reason for choosing a subject.

Who are your artistic role models?

There are many. Many great artists are my role models. For example, Sol LeWitt, Richard Serra, Yayoi Kusama, John Baldessari, Zhang Enli, and other many great artists are my role models.

What affected you to become an artist?

It was the interest. When I was a kid, I was fascinated by Calligraphy and Chinese painting. I didn’t stop learning it while growing up. For the college and post-graduate study, I chose Chinese Painting as my major. After the first MFA, I thought it was necessary to open mind and broaden my view. So I went to Holland to continue my study, I still chose painting as my major, but it opened more possibilities for me. These new possibilities, new questions give me new energies to continue.

What is the relationship between an artist and his gallery like?

I think a good relationship is like growing up together. uses cookies. Close

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