Chinese Influence

Modern Art is not always to everyone’s taste, but has some intriguing elements.  In this exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Art at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art),  Gu Wenda‘s tent-like construction of human hair is particularly intriguing.   A previous project, Ink Alchemy,  used powdered human hair, which is used as a medical treatment for anxiety.  Another exhibit, Lin Tianmiao’s Day-Dreamer­, uses white threads falling from a human image.

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Meanwhile, Ed Hardy, a USA tattoo artist, has a show which includes his painting of 2000 Dragons, each one numbered in Chinese, and inspired by Chen Rong’s “Nine Dragons” (Song Dynasty, 1244).  You can scroll through that wonderful painting here.

An exhibition at Blain|Southern London 19 July — 14 September 2019 of work by Qin Feng and Ed Moses apparently bridges “the ancient Chinese meditation of ink and the modern practice of action painting.”  Qing Feng talks about his “post-modern ink style.”