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BEYOND BLACK AND WHITE – Chinese Contemporary Abstract Ink

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21 July – 7 September, 2013
Pearl Lam Galleries, 181 Middle Jiangxi Road, G/F, Shanghai, China 200002
Opening reception: Saturday, 20 July, 2013, 5-7pm
Gallery Hours: Monday – Sunday, 10:30am – 7:00pm

SHANGHAIPearl Lam Galleries is pleased to present Beyond Black and White, an exhibition showcasing 18 works by eight Chinese contemporary ink artists including Feng Mengbo, Lan Zhenghui, Qiu Deshu, Qiu Zhenzhong, Wang Dongling, Wang Tiande, Wei Ligang and Zheng Chongbin. These artists are part of a growing circle in China that draws inspiration from traditional Chinese ink painting and its philosophy as well as Chinese calligraphy. The exhibition opens to the public on 21 July 2013.

The artists in Beyond Black and White are all deeply indebted to Chinese culture and art history, using these traditions to guide their work whilst embracing a wide range of sources including Chinese calligraphy, landscape painting and poetry. Whether it manifests itself through the medium, the philosophy or the form, they all draw inspiration from the classical canon.

WANG Dongling, “Yuan Ji,” 2013, Ink on Paper, 96×180cm,

The exhibition demonstrates that through an exploration of China’s past, contemporary Chinese artists are able to make sense of the present: creating works which are relevant in today’s society as well as being rooted in Chinese culture’s deep appreciation for artistic scholarship. It is this combination that has led to the popularity and re-evaluation of contemporary Chinese ink paiting.

  • WANG Dongling, “Yuan Ji,” 2013, Ink on Paper, 96×180cm,

    Pearl Lam SH - contemporary ink group show pic