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Ink on paper
Dimensions: 68.0cm(H) x 136.0cm(W) / 26.8"(H) x 53.5"(W)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
Tang Guo is a Nanjing artist recognized for his ink-wash landscapes, abstract paintings, and photographs that are deeply rooted in a long history of Chinese artistic traditions. Tang Guo was born in 1955 in Wuxi, Jiangsu province. He studied at Nanjing Art Academy and Central Academy for Arts and Crafts, Beijing from 1986 to 1989.
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Tang Guo has been able to create a very unique universe within the traditional media of ink painting and calligraphy. Only lately has he expanded into the world of photography and so forth. In his paintings, water, pulp and color are the basic elements out of which a rigorous and poetic pictorial proposal is made. Although at first glance it may suggest certain similarities with abstract expressionism, this soon gives way to meticulous and warm compositions. Ranging in size from the miniscule to the large, Tang Guo's abstract paintings of monochromatic fields change gradually from profound meanings to intense shades of distinct colors, it has a traditional charm and a contemporary visual style; Tang Guo shows a clear interest in the relationship between color fields that mix and interact, expanding their own limits. The beauty of the work arises from the harmonious color gradations, achieved only through the abilities of ink painting. Tang Guo has a predilection for repetition, and while the works seem to depend on one another, they function even better independently. Each brush stroke is unique and in zealous search for simplicity despite the reduced color range.
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