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

News & Announcements

Collection by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Xue Song
During the Ink Asia 2017 art fair, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston made a decision to include Xue Song’s painting, Spring Colors, 2013, as part of the Museum’s permanent collection.
Timothy Chang, Art Director of Loftyart, with Nancy Berliner, Senior Curator of Chinese Art, MFA, Boston. Photo: Richard Chang

Exhibition Catalog

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Taipei World Trade Center, Booth L11
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Xue Song, Tangka Cola, 2011, Mixed Media on Canvas, 60 x 50 cm x 4 © Xue Song

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Liu Kuo-sung, Snow Fresh, 2008 © The Liu Kuo-sung Archives

Art Taichung 2017

July 21 – 23, 2017
Millennium Hotel Taichung, Booth 1001
No. 77, Shizheng Rd., Xitun Dist., Taichung

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Guo Kai, Estate, 2016, Tempera and Oil on Canvas, 80 x 100 cm © Guo Kai

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Xue Song, Smooth Sailing, 2015 © Xue Song

Art Taichung 2019

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