“Kingfisher with Lotus” (2015)
Ink on Silk
|Title of Work:Kingfisher with Lotus|
|Dimensions without packaging:||15cm x 15cm x 1cm|
|Materials/Media:||Ink on Silk|
Finding inspiration from traditional Chinese Art, I focus on works of art that explore the complex relationship between culturally specific issues and larger developments of a modern/post-modern age.
Within this context, I am trying appropriating and transforming both conventional Chinese aesthetic idioms and contemporary Western vocabularies to negotiate the cultural differences between past and present, self and other.Read more
Chinese art has arguably the oldest continuous tradition in the world, and is marked by an unusual degree of continuity within, and consciousness of, that tradition, lacking an equivalent to the Western collapse and gradual recovery of classical styles. The media that have usually been classified in the West since the Renaissance as the decorative arts are extremely important in Chinese art, and much of the finest work was produced in large workshops or factories by essentially unknown artists, especially in the field of Chinese porcelain. Much of the best work in ceramics, textiles and other techniques was produced over a long period by the various Imperial factories or workshops, which as well as being used by the court was distributed internally and abroad on a huge â¦[read more]