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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Chiang Li-hsiang
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For the second annual Ink Asia, Loftyart Gallery proudly presents From the Fifth Moon Rising – New Ink Painting in Taiwan, featuring in addition to Liu Kuo-sung, three of his proud students, Chiang Li-hsiang, Hsu Hsiu-lan, and Wu Pui-wah. Inspired by Liu Kuo-sung’s leadership in the Modern Ink Painting movement, the trio sought his tutelage and dedicated themselves to the cause. Despite sharing the same teacher, each student have developed her own personal style: Chiang Li-hsiang’s rhythmic juxtaposition of white and black lines reflect optic phenomenons; Hsu Hsiu-lan’s command of techniques such as rubbing and staining brilliantly outlines mountain ranges through solids and voids; Wu Pui-wah’s effective use of Liubai or negative space and subtle transitions of colors reflect her keen understanding of the four seasons.

In addition, the exhibition features Liu Kuo-sung’s autographed handmade limited edition prints produced by Loftyart, in woodblock, etching, lithography and silkscreen prints. These handcrafted prints are not only state of the art in terms of printmaking itself, they also brilliantly capture and recreate the spirit of Liu’s original artworks.

Liu Kuo-sung, High Noon, 2015, Woodblock Print on Paper, Editions of 100, 99 x 195 cm © The Liu Kuo-sung Archives

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