May 17 (Monday) - November 14 (Sunday)
South Hill Park, Ringmead, RG12 7PA
A New Normal Dr Peipei Yu and Jing Guo The exhibition showcase a series of works that was created when the artists Dr Peipei Yu and Jing Guo were able to travel
A New Normal
Dr Peipei Yu and Jing Guo
The exhibition showcase a series of works that was created when the artists Dr Peipei Yu and Jing Guo were able to travel before covid pandemic crisis. Following a year of self-isolation, self-reflection and being ‘locked’, this exhibition could be seeing as a sign of ‘back to normal’, yet the exhibition asking us to consider what normal is or will be.
A New Normal raises the questions how life in a world that has changed will be; how does the international travelling works; how does the vaccination works; how does the shift to virtual working works.
Dr Peipei Yu is a full time academic at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA). She is also a designer, artist and researcher who spends her time between the UK and Asian countries. She grew up in China, and is now based in Surrey, UK. She earned a BA Industrial Design in China, a PGcert in Creative Education at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) and a MA Product Design from Birmingham Institute of Art and Design (BIAD), UK. Peipei completed her PhD at the same institution (BIAD) focusing on culture identity and cultural values in a contemporary art and design context.
Peipei has published and exhibited internationally and has extensive experience of working in higher education providing both practice and theory delivery. Her own practices are associated with her research: integrating new and emerging media to explore cultural identity in the shape of art and design. Her understanding of cultural norms in both the east and west have added value to her work.
Jing Guo is a PhD researcher as well as an artist and designer working in Surrey, UK. She graduated from the Beijing institute of Fashion technology in China with a BA in Fashion Design and she earned her MA Menswear Design from Istituto Marangoni in Milan, Italy and an MA Textile and Surface design in the UK. Her Menswear collection has been selected and produced by Ermenegildo Zegna.
Her practice spans a broad range of media and techniques including textile, fashion, pattern, printmaking, drawing and graphics. She combines different techniques and materials in a ‘mixed media’ approach to present her art and design concepts.