Just as a roll of the dice brings the opportunity to make a decision, waiting is preparation for the next possibility. Within the inner logic of the language of painting, Xie Nanxing attempts to restore painting’s openness, and to trace back the unquantifiable conceptual pathways for which painting is a carrier. If the process of painting is beset on all sides by pitfalls and complex struggles, it is precisely because painting is a process of constantly revising and refreshing the self through waiting and randomness.
Ever since his first major international appearance at the Venice Biennale 1999 or later at the Documenta 12 (2007) Xie Nanxing remains compelled to advance painting’s potential through experimentation and innovation.
WoGalerie Urs Meile