Guo Gong, born in 1966 in Shanxi Province, has been dedicated to the creation of installation art since 2008. “Pine”, his representative work was invited to be displayed extensively across China and in European countries. While Guo Gong’s materials may have been tainted occasionally by particular social and cultural characteristics, he has unwavering conviction on the impotency of language and symbols in his artistic experiences. Behind the apparently ultra-simplistic and natural physical outcomes enabled by the artistic expressions of Mono-ha and minimalism is the silent and enormous amount of time and energy poured by the artist. His rotary cutting, carving and refinement of wood, as well as the stacking and polishing of stainless steel, is based on his familiarity of material properties and his concern over humanity; his artificial invention in and precise anatomy of objects represents his access into the non-material world between human beings and objects. It is behind the wood textures, between metallic inter-layers as well as beyond vision and hearing that Guo Gong’s art slowly emerges.
Yu Feifei was born in 1985. She got her MA in Printmaking at Royal College of Art, London, the United Kingdom (2014-2016), and also The Ruskin School of Art, Oxford, the United Kingdom in the year of 2015; She got her BA in Printmaking at China Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), Beijing, China (2008-2012). Her exhibitions include: "I Do (Not) Want To Be Part Of Your Celebration", Qiao Space+Tank Shanghai (2017); "Fire Within: A New Generation of Chinese Women Artists", Eli And Edy the Broad Art Museum, Lansing, MI (2016); "The Working Progress Show", Royal College of Art, London (2015), etc.