ARMILLA -- Simon Rulquin (2015 Laureat of Prize YISHU 8·France)
Venue：YISHU 8 (galerie blanche)
Duration：Nov. 21st- Dec.20th, 2015
If art can be expressed in new forms, Simon Rulquin is for sure one of the first painters to delve into such expressions. As a painter who is known for breaking through tradition, he is constantly in search of the most direct and natural way to deliver his innovative thoughts. Inspired by his passion in astronomy and his childhood memories, he leaves out the traditional paint brushes and embraced the freely flowing paint and gravity. His latest exhibition on 21st of November at YISHU 8 will again incorporate new elements and ideas, leaving conventional materials behind and producing a once-in-a-life-time experience for his audiences.
Introducing Simon Rulquin
Simon Rulquin was born in Bordeaux in 1982. After finishing his study from ?cole des beaux-arts de Bordeaux, he went on to pursue his painting career. He was exhibited at Shanghai and Paris in 2013 and 2014 and he was also part of many group exhibitions in France and China. In 2015, he was granted the YISHU 8 prize. Through his stylistic and technical explorations, he has successfully established himself as a maverick who questions the fundamentals of painting.
Prize YISHU 8·France
Every year since 2011, Prize YISHU 8·France gives three young french artists selected by a jury of professionals and collectors the opportunity to reside in the exceptional setting of the old Franco-Chinese University in Beijing, founded in 1920 by Sun Yat-Sen. Not only do the artists reside there for three months but they find the ideal work conditions to allow them to pursue a project, reflective of their stay, exhibited in luxurious and welcoming settings. This is also an opportunity to discover China, and different ways of thinking about, and creating art. The artists will be able to have a dialogue with one of the most ancient cultures in the world as well as a contemporary art scene that is unusually dynamic.