First published on 15 June 2017
Tim Marlow in conversation with Ding Yi
Born, raised and educated in Shanghai, Ding Yi continually draws inspiration from the city's physical and philosophical framework. His works are defined both by a language of 'x's and '+'s as well as by their grid structure, initially reflective of the fluid architectural milieu of late 1980s Shanghai. Ding Yi's tenacious practice operates within a completely self-contained system that avoids social metaphors, while simultaneously observing urbanization and the vast and rapid transformations of contemporary Chinese society.