Gallery: Artspace K
Artist(s): Liu Yang
Opening / Event Date: 24 Feb, 2022
Closing / End Date: 3 Jul, 2022
Galerie Koo is delighted to announce its exciting exhibition “The Ink ‧ Voyageurs” by Chinese artist Lu Jun and Taiwanese – French artist Tan Jian Chung. The exhibition is an associated project with French May Arts Festival 2022.
Exhibition Period: 5th May to 2nd June 2022
Opening Reception: 5th May 2022 (Thursday)
Lu Jun and Tan Jian Chung both are obsessed with exploring the innovation of Chinese ink and wash. They combine traditional concepts and techniques, incorporate Western abstract painting concepts, break through the traditional forms and compositions, and allow the contrast of the coloured inks and gradations to produce different visual imageries. In search of life and forms of nature in this kaleidoscopic world, both artists present their own views on France and nature with ink.
Lu Jun‘s photographs draw on the three basic elements of Chinese ink painting (water, ink, and paper) and combine them with modern photographic techniques to create a new kind of ink photography that is dynamic and poetic in form and colour. Under the artist’s manipulation, the essence of traditional ink and wash is brought to life in the photographs, blending in with the dreamy clouds of colour, reinterpreting and sublimating one of the most iconic forms of traditional Chinese art.
Tan Jian Chung‘s main focus is on painting, combining theories and forms of Eastern and Western art. In different series of works, the main theme is the natural landscape: mountains, sea, rivers, clouds, mist… etc. The painting is a combination of traditional and modern styles, such as the colours of the Dunhuang cave paintings and the chromatic theory. The combination of figurative and abstract forms of expression indicates the realm sought by the ancients.