ShanghART Gallery 香格纳画廊

Appearance of Crosses 2015-10
Acrylic on basswood panel with engravings

Ding Yi’s works, mixed media on basswood, display considerable virtuosity in his command and deployment of a growing range of techniques associated with his grid idiom. The carved lines, components of the grid, are beautifully modulated with thickening and thinning shapes and supple or taut qualities as in calligraphy. The carved line is a multiple technique, destroying and removing paint and wood only to simultaneously create by revealing layers of colour or even the wood base below. The result is that Ding Yi's grid, in the new paintings, becomes even more rich and complex as an artistic framework, enabling further exploration and revealing new qualities and characteristics.

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Related Exhibitions:
Ding Yi: What's Left to Appear Long Museum (West Bund), Shanghai 06.06, 2015 -07.26, 2015