Opening - Feng Shu @ The Opposite House

The Opposite House hotel in Beijing is having some interesting art works by upcoming artist Feng Shu in its atrium. Part of his Post Period Inse series they include a crystal-like sparkly scorpion, new dragonflies and newly created butterflies. The butterflies were originally commissioned for a permanent installation at MTR Tai Wai Station in Hong Kong as a part of the “Art in Station Architecture” (AiSA) program. Another element of the exhibition is a large-scale ceramics and stainless steel skull entitled “Repair” from 2008. There is nothing naturalistic about Feng Shu's small army of oversized insects and arachnids. The detailed and refined painted surfaces of Feng Shu’s pieces combined with steel limbs, give a science fiction-like impression. Surfaces of the objects are hand painted in pastel floral patterns, abstract geometric triangles or irregular blobs.