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Chinese ink and acrylic painting on canvas, teakwood frame
Dimensions: 141cm (H) x 176cm (W) x 6.5cm (D) / 55.5" (H) x 69.3" (W) x 2.6" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
What thrills you? Have you ever woken up at 4:30 in the morning so you could be to the park by 5? Do all dogs really go to heaven? When the Shikumen lanes come down, what really goes up? Whose shoe is that? And where is the other one? Which mall? There? Are you sure? Ni hui shuo zhongwen ma? Are you married? Are you planning on getting married soon? Seriously why aren’t you married yet? Do you want to come have a cup of tea with me? Where do all the foreigners go at night? What is your first memory? Viewing an abstract painting is like having a million little questions being thrown at you all at once. You probably don’t even have a coherent answer to most. Questions don’t always require an answer though; sometimes they’re meant to hang in the air and motivate other questions and thoughts. Ambiguity and uncertainty are ripe with potential and possibilities, but it all eventually comes to one single point that is not necessarily the end. Alfred North Whitehead said, “How the past perishes, the future becomes.” So is this the past or the future?
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Based in: Shanghai
island6 六岛 (Liu Dao) is a Shanghai-based collective of tech-geeks and creative talents whose driving force is collaboration. Since its inception in 2006, this dynamic international group has produced multimedia art that muses on the relationship between the delicate qualities of traditional art and the technical complexities of the contemporary. Artists from diverse disciplines converge to contemplate the past, present, and future of China through their humorous and innovative new media work. Their unique collaborative philosophy explores the cultural potential of the convergence of art, technology, and science in their quest to promote cross-cultural dialogue. Liu Dao's ever expanding repertoire includes works in diverse mediums such as LED art, video art, interactive art, neon, photography, painting, sculpture, and dynamic laser art, among others.
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