Ink Asia 2017

December 14 – 17, 2017
Hong Kong Convention Centre, Hall 5B, Booth C7
1 Expo Drive, Hong Kong

Xue Song

Pine smoke ink, famous throughout China, is a type of precious inkstick made from pine soot, or the deposition of smoke particles from burning pinewood. Xue Song, who is named after the great pines (song in Chinese) of Yellow Mountain, begins his collages by burning printed images, in which the ashes are collected and mixed into his paint; this artistic practice and synthetic medium can be regarded as a new Pine Smoke Ink.

Since the late 1990s, Xue Song has made extensive use of traditional Chinese calligraphy and painting, either as ready-made images for his burnt collage, or as classical themes to be reinvented in a contemporary context. Although his practice is derived from Pop Art, it carries a profound sense of Chinese culture and the spirit of ink painting. The artistic practice of Pine, Smoke, Ink opens a new chapter in genre of Modern Ink.

Xue Song, Spring Colors, 2013, Mixed Media Collage on Canvas, 120 x 210.5 cm © Xue Song

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