State of the Arts: Cui Jie's Intimate Portraits in Chinese Architecture Part of FRONT International

Jul. 27, 2018

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This summer, artists from around the world are exhibiting their work throughout Northeast Ohio as part of the FRONT International Triennial. On this week’s State of the Arts, WKSU's Mark Arehart heads to an Allen Memorial Art Museum gallery in Oberlin to take in one artist's fantastical view of architecture around her home country of China.

As I entered the Richard D. Baron '64 Art Gallery in downtown Oberlin, I was instantly struck by Artist Cui Jie's oil paintings.

They feature sweeping, geometric shapes swimming around what seem to be ordinary concrete office towers or high rises. They look almost like something out of The Jetsons.