Gallery: Art of Nature Contemporary Gallery
Artist(s): 嘉央切智 Lama Jamyang
Opening / Event Date: 31 Dec, 2019
Closing / End Date: 31 Dec, 2020
September 12 – October 06, 2014
Following the conceptual ink painting exhibition “Shedding Constraints” by Li Gang and Qin Chong in August, Galerie du Monde is pleased to present another magnificent solo-exhibition by the internationally acclaimed contemporary ink painting artist, Qin Feng. The exhibition will be staged from September 12 to October 06, 2014, with the artist present at a cocktail reception on September 12. The exhibition will present the artist’s latest works in ink on paper. An exhibition catalog will be available
Qin Feng was born in Xinjiang in the far reaches of China’s Northwest Territory where the intersection of the Silk Roads brought many cultures together and would influence his art for years to come, despite travels that introduced him to the styles of Europe and the United States. It is the subject of cultural differences that weaves its way through his work as he constantly explores how symbols and language can be used by artists to communicate universal ideas.
Since the 1980s, he has been continually researching and experimenting with new ink painting and contemporary ink painting. His creative method and expression utilize primarily the language of ink and brush. Even with oil painting, acrylic painting and Western painting, he still uses Eastern elements to show off the expression of ink painting.
With Chinese calligraphy and ink brush traditions at its core, Qin Feng’s works meet the modern Western stylistic category of Abstract Expressionism. Both depend on the almost ritualistic process of applying paint or ink to the surface to express and reflect the experiences of life. For Qin Feng, whose family was constantly subjected to the atrocities of the Cultural Revolution, life’s experiences bring a wide range of emotions to his paintings.
For an artist like Qin Feng, whose work challenges interpretation through traditional methods and whose paintings risk distortion and misconception by repeated analysis, concentration on an affinity which affirms the indissolubility of form and content recognizes the work of art as a true experience.
Ink defines Qin Feng’s uniqueness and also places him within the historical context of contemporary ink painting. The emphasis in this exhibition on Qin’s use of black ink, on his use of black as a color, is a visual interpretation of his work. His focus remains on the meaningful role of art as a purveyor of the deeper meanings of human existence.
Qin’s exceptional fluid and confident brush technique is immediately identified with Abstract Expressionism, and although decidedly a “modernist”, the genesis of his work is an indicator of the strength of the tradition of calligraphy.
His work has been widely collected and exhibited throughout the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and in 2011 at the Shanghai Art Museum; this exhibition then being presented at the Dallas Museum of Art in 2013, followed by the Venice Biennale.
Solo Exhibition of Qin Feng
Date:September 12 – October 06, 2014
Artist reception: September 12, 2014 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Venue:Galerie du Monde – 108 Ruttonjee Centre, 11 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong
Opening hours: Mon – Sat 10:00am – 7:00pm Closed on Sundays & public holidays
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