Ivory Black is Chinese Contemporary Artist Ding Yi’s first solo in South East Asia, showcasing 11 paintings from his signature series Appearance of Crosses, one installation and a public art sculpture.
Ding Yi is regarded as the forerunner of internationally acclaimed Chinese abstract artists. In his recent works, he explores the existence of unforeseen natural phenomenon, and his works changed from expanding vibrate color to reserved dark color. The installation Flying Stone seems to be a metaphor of infinite matter, demonstrating the precariousness of reality and the mystical galaxy. Known for his systematic compositions and variations of the same motifs ‘+’ and ‘x’, the work is multiplications and the proliferation of these two simple brush-stroked gestures. The overlapping of ‘+’ and ‘x’ creates an interesting surface that is constantly oscillating between the flatness and pictorial depth, a kind of tension between movements in two dimensions that becomes a complex three dimensional system. Ding Yi uses his cross-shaped symbols to interpret the strength of the Chinese spirit in this state of flux.
Ding Yi (b.1962) works and lives in Shanghai today. He graduated from Shanghai Arts and Crafts Institute in 1983 and Shanghai University, Fine Arts Department, in 1990.
DING-YI, Appearance of Crosses, 2012-13, Acrylic on canvas, 140 x 200 cm
Venue: ShanghART Singapore, 9 Lock Road, #02-22 Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108937 When: 22 Jan - 15 Mar 2015, 11am - 7pm (Closed Every Monday)
Venue: ShanghART Singapore, 9 Lock Road, #02-22 Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108937
When: 22 Jan - 15 Mar 2015, 11am - 7pm (Closed Every Monday)