STPI presents “Zao Wou-Ki: No Boundaries” as the 2016 programme highlight. This would be the late French-Chinese abstract painter’s first showing in Southeast Asia and Singapore. On loan from a private collection, this exhibition will feature a selection of lithographs, ink works, watercolors and paintings that highlight his ceaseless creativity and ability in renewing his art through various mediums. The retrospective focus on I’oeuvre gravé reveals a lesser-known side of the revered painter as one who had mastery over prints, drawing attention to the importance and relevance of printmaking practice in his development and expression as an artist. Alongside these, his ink works, watercolors and paintings will showcase his strength and versatility as an artist who straddled two traditions to produce seminal works of great art historical significance and value. Zao Wou-Ki (b. 1920-2013) is regarded as one of the foremost Chinese contemporary artists of the 20th century, his career spanning nearly seven decades; his paintings, a legacy that unites the cultures and aesthetic visions of France and China on a painterly surface, shaping avant-garde art in postwar Europe.
As he once said,
“Everybody is bound by tradition. I am bound by two.”
Venue: STPI, 41 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238236
Gallery Hours: Mondays – Fridays: 10am – 7pm
Saturdays: 9am – 6pm, Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays
When: 9 Jul 2016,