Ren is concerned with the ways of nature. He's also interested in cutting out human intervention. One of the purposes of Yuansu II is to "eliminate the subjectivity of the artist" via "the mediation of bees," Ren explains in the interview.
We sat down with two of the most celebrated Chinese Contemporary artists, Lin Tianmiao and Wang Gongxin, to discuss their careers and famous artworks. Beijing-based Lin and Wang are not only individually recognized as highly influential in Chinese Contemporary Art, but are also an esteemed husband and wife team. In the interview, the couple talks about past collaborative and solo exhibitions, and share details about their professional and personal relationship.
When I came to China I thought perhaps it would just be for one month, but then I had to stay for ten years – because if I had just stayed for a few moments, I could not have completely changed my approach to everything. If I stay in China and if I want to learn the aesthetic philosophy, I should stay a long time and speak Chinese, think with Chinese thoughts and dream with Chinese dreams. After that, your perception of reality & your relationship with human beings – everything changes.