The exhibition ‘Between Dream and Reality’ of Kristoffer Kullengren, organized by Xi An Contemporary Art Museum, co-organized by Artree, IKEA and Artivive, has been a great local success. The exhibition is a hit and received great feedback from local audience, reported by the province media Shanxi TV and a Swedish newspaper Sydsvenskan.
The exhibition led with a curator introduction from Xirui Hao, followed by Kris‘ guide to each artwork with a personal thread that revealed the creative inspirations, concepts behind the artworks. Kris openly shared his personal art journey from the first time when his art was not accepted to the point when his art was understood, shared and liked by many with successful exhibitions held in China and Japan. To him, the exhibition itself where he led his art to Xi An, was how the journey of ‘between dream and reality’ happened. That is why, he encouraged the audience to chase dreams, no matter what the dream would be, because through personal experience, he believes with persistence, dreams can turn into reality.
During the exhibition and the opening ceremony, visitors from different walks of life and of different age, all enjoyed much the conversations with the artist. The exhibition has attracted many rounds of local audience to visit.
此次展覽是瑞典表現主義藝術家克里斯·庫侖格林(Kristoffer Kullengren)第一次來到中國西安舉辦個展，通過克里斯的四十幅作品將展覽分成了“愛與自我”、“人生與旅行”、“科技與人性”、“城市與自然”四個部分。 在克里斯的作品里，把“夢境”用強烈的色彩與不羈的線條演繹出來。他的作品，不滿于客觀摹寫的表達方式，以內在強烈情感的表達為主旨，極具奇思妙想和欣賞性，富有活力和感染力。展覽展陳形式包含繪畫作品、視頻影像、AR互動作品、空間投影等。
‘Between Dream and Reality‘ is the first solo exhibition of Kristoffer Kullengren in Xi An and through 40 artworks of four sub-themes: Love and the Self, Life as a Journey, Technology and Humanity, City and Nature, Kris has told his personal life story, the life force in dream, and how that can turn dreams into reality. In bold colors and life energies, his paintings are characterized by intense inner emotions, wild imaginations, free forms of expression that connect with the audience instantly for its energy by liberating wide room for fantastical interpretations. The exhibition combined paintings, video art, AR effect and installation pieces to virtualize the connection between 'dream' and 'reality'.
This exhibition has received great feedbacks from the audience. How the artist has applied AR technology to interact with the audience became a highlight and surprise that engaged the audience to enjoy a new way of experiencing art.
For the artworks of this exhibition, Xi An Contemporary Art Museum has collected the artwork ‘Between Dream and Reality 2018’to commemorate this exhibition. And four watercolor artworks have been collected by Artree. 12 acrylic artworks are signed with D.Artist in Xi An with some other artworks collected by private collectors.
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