Pine.Smoke.Ink

The Art of Xue Song – Exhibition Catalog

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.


Publisher: Lofty Culture & Art, Dec 2017
Language: Traditional Chinese, English
Curator: Elaine Suyu Liu
Editor: Ming Kong
Translation/Photography: Timothy Chang
Paperback: 136 Pages
Demensions:30 x 23 x 1.2 cm
ISBN:978-986-94948-2-3
Price:NT$ 1, 000


Preface by Richard MC Chang
Pine.Smoke.Ink by Elaine Suyu Liu

Plates: (Excerpts)
Interview with Xue Song by Liu Chun
A History of Art in 20th Century China by Lu Peng
Eight Views of Taiwan by Elaine Suyu Liu
History of Chinese Oil Painting by Liu Chun

Chronology:
Selected Solo Exhibitions
Selected Group Exhibitions
Selected Public Collections


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Publisher: Lofty Culture & Art, July 2017
Language: Traditional Chinese, English
Curator: Elaine Suyu Liu
Editor/Translation: Timothy Chang
Paperback: 122 Pages
Dimensions: 25 x 25 x 1.2 cm
ISBN: 978-986-94948-1-6
Price: NT$ 1, 000


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Admiring Outstanding Taiwan by Ven. Ru Chang
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Finding Taiwan From Abroad by Lin Chun-liang
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Plates: (Series)
Complete Freedom
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My Homeland
Homebound Letters


CV:
Selected Solo Exhibitions
Selected Group Exhibitions



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Liu Kuo-sung Print Catalog Vol. III

Loftyart Gallery is proud to finally present the third series of Liu Kuo-sung Prints. Featuring lithography, woodblock, etching, and silkscreen printmaking, in a set of ten prints, this is the final series in Loftyart’s autographed handmade limited edition prints by Liu Kuo-sung. Since working with Liu on the first two series, the printmakers have further perfected their techniques and took on greater technical challenges in the third.


Publisher: Lofty Culture & Art, May 2017
Language: Traditional Chinese, English
Editor: Elaine Suyu Liu
Translation: Timothy Chang
Paperback: 72 Pages
Dimensions: 28 x 21 x 1.2 cm
ISBN: 978-986-94948-0-9
Price: NT$ 1, 000


Liu Kuo-sung Prints, Set and Sealed by Richard MC Chang
Honors and Dreams by Master of Xuyuan
Master, Congratulations to Liu Kuo-sung on Becoming a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences by Loftyart Gallery

Plates:
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Quiet Night Snowy Mountain
Cliffs, Rocks, Mist
Loftiness
Universe in My Mind
Echoes of the Mountain
High Noon Festival
Lantern Festival
Which is Outside?
A Man of East, West, South, and North

 
Appendix:
Liu Kuo-sung Prints 1st Series Index
Liu Kuo-sung Prints 2nd Series Index
Selected Solo Exhibitions
Awards and Honors
Selected Public Collections
Official Prints Seal
Exhibitions Photos


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