Amidst Smoke and Rain 《家近煙雨樓》 is the debut solo exhibition by Chinese contemporary Ink artist Wang Tiande (b. 1960).
Born in Shanghai in 1960, Wang Tiande graduated from the Chinese Painting Department of the China Academy of Fine Arts (formerly Zhejiang Academy of Fine Arts) in 1988. Upon entering the Academy, he, alongside fellow schoolmates, was inundated with the 85’ New Wave Art Movement, which left an enduring mark on his subsequent creations full of explorations and experimentations.
The title of this exhibition, Amidst Smoke and Rain《家近煙雨樓》, was derived from a seal of Wu Changshuo owned by Wang. The current pandemic veiled with uncertainties has left many feeling like the lone tower clouded by rain and fog. 17 works on display are the artist’s reflections on the old and the new. A trip to Singapore beginning of 2020 led him to discover this city-state filled with hidden green pockets and ancient relics of Southeast Asia across the island. These new insights find themselves subtly echoed in his new works.
Venue: iPreciation, 50 Cuscaden Road, HPL House #01-01, Singapore 249724
When: 13 - 28 Nov 2020,