Perhaps one of the most exciting developments in the iconic Chinese artist’s practice, are his ‘Space Paintings”. A series of works that mobilize the viewer’s bodily experience in a symphony of time and space, pulling the traditional art of painting into an entirely new direction. Previously, his painting’s primary purpose was to transform everyday objects’ physicality into the materiality of painting. Over time, he began to desire greater immediacy, simplicity and authenticity and began to paint directly onto the walls, echoing the style of ancient frescos. Creating these ‘Space Paintings’ frees him from the limitations of the frame, incorporating the gallery’s architectural components to create an overwhelming and immersive experience. The work experiments with space and materials to reimagine painting as an action, or embodiment, enabling inner emotions to emerge. “After my exhibition, my painting on the wall will disappear, and the wall will return to the white wall, which is their original status. The only thing left is the memory in my audience’s mind. My artworks became the trace of time and memory.