Abstraction and Refinement: Contemporary Chinese Ink Paintings


    January 17, 2014 – February 9, 2014

    Gajah Gallery


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    Gajah Gallery is proud to showcase four of China’s most acclaimed avant-garde ink artists: Gu Gan (b. 1942), Qiu Deshu (b.1948), Wang Tiande (b. 1960) and Wei Ligang (b.1964). Displaying the influences of both Western abstraction and the Chinese calligraphic tradition, these four abstract ink pioneers have transformed the visual language of Chinese painting into new gestures of “ink” expressionism–tearing, conceptualizing, burning, and extracting. Without dispelling the influence the past, in his own way, each artist strives to break down the barriers of traditional ink painting to evoke a more universal significance.

    This exhibition will be in tandem with renowned Chinese artist Gu Wenda’s project at Art Stage Singapore 16 – 19 Jan 2014 entitled Ink Identity, which is also curated by Tiffany Beres. Gu Wenda (b.1955) is celebrated for his groundbreaking experimental ink art practice and use of human genetic material.

    Nominated as one of Asia’s top galleries, these 2 projects demonstrate Gajah Gallery’s growing affluence in attracting top international artists to the region and providing them exceptional platforms of exhibit.

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