Liu Guosong not only was a primary force in initiating reforms in traditional ink painting methodology, more significantly, he also broke down imaginary barriers, opening up Chinese landscape painting tone territories. In the modern age, the sanctity and mystery of nature's lofty mountains and rivers was blown apart by the invention of the atomic bomb and tarnished by environmental pollution. In this light, Liu Guosong's main artistic breakthrough lies not so much in his concept of revolutionising ink painting, but rather in his discovery of new geographic territories for the 'imaginary of landscape'. His art has taken the realm of landscape to outer space and to liminal sites including the snow peaks of Tibet and the physically inaccessible reflections of the Jiuzaigou lakes.
Text courtesy Hanart TZ Gallery.
In 2016 INK ASIA has attracted 50 art galleries and organisations from ten countries and cities. New section HIGHLIGHT will feature 12 leading art galleries, which are proactively promoting ink art, six of which are making their debut at INK Asia in 2016: Pearl Lam Galleries (Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore), My Humble House (Taipei), Xi...
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