About two hundred guests including friends and family, as well as other artists and multinational art enthusiasts, joined Ye Xiang Ming's Oil Painting Exhibition "The Shadow Of Memories" on Saturday in Beishan Hall.
The painter from Guangdong presented thirteen works from his series "The shadow of memories" and celebrated with this enormous crush of people that brought a great deal of attention to the event.
Technically starting at 5.30 pm the place was around 5 pm already filled with admirers whose questions Ye Xiang Ming enthusiastically answered. After a short introduction made by Beishan associates the artist briefly introduced his work.
Being vice dean of Lingnan Museum of Arts and The Art of Lingnan School, Ye focuses on combining ancient and modern art skillfully. You can find silhouettes of birds representing elements of Asian art crafted in ancient Chinese dynasties as well as constitutive parts of the postmodern era. Shaped into abstract figures and put together in oil the artist originates unconventional paintings by using curves and lines in muted, warm colours. A way of creating art Ye Xiang Ming began in 2003.
Musically accompanied by a saxophonist and a pianist there was a total relaxed mood between artist and visitors, a characteristic feature of art exhibitions in China. Everyone took his time looking at Ye's pictures and talk about it over drinks sponsored by Beishan Hall, like beer and wine, as well as non alcoholic beverages.
It was not surprising therefore that there were only a few copies of the artist's book "The shadow of memories" left. It encompasses the whole series of his latest oil paintings.
In the evening then Ye Xiang Ming joyfully popped the champagne bottles to celebrate the felicitous start of his exhibition at Beishan Hall and to ring in the delicious and rich buffet Beishan Hall generously offered to all of the guests.