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Karin Weber Gallery at Ink Asia 2015 – Ink Lodge

Exhibition details

Opening / Event Date:
17 December, 2015
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closing / End Date:
20 December, 2015
Event Category:

Ink Asia 2015
Friday, 18 December – Sunday, 20 December, 2015
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center (HKCEC), Hall 3G, Booth C12

Karin Weber Gallery is pleased to present Zhu Jingyi: Ink Lodge, an innovative approach to traditional ink painting in which the artist elevates, quite literally, this ancient medium. Zhu provocatively refers to his works as “ink,” even as gravity-defying acrylic is also at play. In so doing, the artist is deliberately challenging preconceived notions of ink painting (in the traditional sense) by questioning the very methods and materials that make up its DNA.

Zhu takes as his subject matter all that is familiar in the genre—forests, mountains, trees, and rocks—and lends fortification with the application of three-dimensional structure using modern-day technology. The resulting effect is akin to space trusses or lattice shells reminiscent of Buckminster Fuller’s geodesic designs, but in free form. Spiritually connected to ink traditions, but materially allied with contemporary art making, the artist has added yet another layer to contemplate in the great tradition of ink painting appreciation.

About the Artist
Zhu Jingyi, born in Jiangyin, Jiangsu Province, and now based in Shanghai, is a graduate of Nanjing Normal University, Department of Fine Arts. He also holds a master’s degree in museum management from the Central Academy of Fine Arts [CAA]. Prior to becoming an independent artist, Zhu served as an academic researcher at Zendai Museum of Modern Art and Academic Director at Duolun Museum of Modern Art both based in Shanghai.

Artist Dialogue
New Ink Movement: Trends and Possibilities
Friday, 18 December, 2015, 4pm
HK Convention & Exhibition Centre Hall 3G

Speaker: Chen Junfeng Senior Specialist, Chinese Contemporary Ink Paintings Department, Poly Auction Hong Kong with Chinese Contemporary Artist Zhu Jingyi
Moderator: Prof. Zhou Jin, Associate Professor of Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

The talk will be in Mandarin with English interpretation
RSVP http://www.inkasia.com.hk/?page_id=2169

Meet the Artist
Friday, 18 December, 2015, 6pm
Saturday, 19 December, 2015, 3pm
HK Convention & Exhibition Centre Hall 3G, Booth C12
RSVP art@karinwebergallery.com


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