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Shanghai, shanghai

 

Conny Linnhöfer was born in 1959 in Bad Kreuznach in Germany. She is a painter in acrylic Abstract Modern Art and a language teacher. She has taught in different international schools in Europe. In 2006/2007 in France she won the second prize for newcomers of Modern Art during a competition between students and teachers. Since 2007 she regularly held exhibitions in France, China and Germany. She has been living and working as an independent artist for four years in Shanghai.  Conny’s practice uses a “flat” painting technique stemming from a dislike of working in a three dimensional, realism-painting manner, where, for the most part, she paints using acrylic on the rough surface of unprimed linen canvas occasionally introducing detailed elements through ink pen and stone powder. In the last three years, she has developed her own unique style of dot painting in what she calls “a flat way” whilst referencing more traditional artistic practices from China including calligraphy and ink painting. She is always looking for and trying new techniques through which to develop her practice recently using feathers as part of ink drawing and painting on metal.  
 
 
Jenny Gu was born in 1976 in Shanghai of China. She is also an Australia independent curator. She settled in Shanghai in 2007, and she is making friends in Chinese contemporary artists circle. In May 2010, she founded For Art Gallery in No.50 Moganshan Road, Shanghai. The gallery’s commission is to promote Chinese contemporary art in China, as well as to do art exchanges with world artists. With the same time, as an artist, she started to participate in various exhibitions since 2010. Jenny Gu uses a light-hearted approach to re-interpret the ancient Chinese landscape. Chinese literati painting, the landscape is not a simple sense of the landscape. It does not rigidly adhere to the appearance of the resemblance of the object. It pursuits one kind of "wonderful realm between like and not like". Jenny Gu borrowed characteristics of traditional Chinese landscape painting, and used a medium-acrylic to re-interpret: Smooth lines, dripping brushstrokes, rich colors... Shaped by traditional landscapes, to express the contemporary literati feeling of Chinese landscape.

"Shanghai, Shanghai" is Conny Linnhöfer and Jenny Gu’s joint exhibition. They wrote their love of art and life, by the name of Shanghai.
 
Jenny Gu
26th July, 2012
 
 
 
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