After a tumultuous year of an ongoing global pandemic, Frieze finally unveils its very first physical art fair since the Covid outbreak: Frieze New York at The Shed. Honoured to be the only Greater Chinese representative among the 60-plus blue-chip galleries that show at the fair, Tina Keng Gallery is pleased to present Zhang Hongtu (b. 1943), Su Xiaobai (b. 1949), Yao Jui-Chung (b. 1969), and Su Meng-Hung (b. 1976).
Their diverse body of work showcases contemporary artistic explorations by Greater Chinese artists in deconstructing and reconstructing traditional cultural symbolism. Unraveling the strata of history and the symbolism of artistic media, their works grapple with two-dimensional imagery and abstract space. The spirit of the brush and ink, and Eastern philosophies that permeate the practices of these artists respond to the transcultural context of contemporary art through a gaze at the culture that birthed and cradled their artistic intuition.