Contemporary Chinese Ink-and-Wash Paintings Exhibited in Malaysia
An exhibition showcasing the works of 15 contemporary Chinese ink painting artists was on display at Soka Gakkai Malaysia's (SGM) Wisma Kebudayaan center in Kuala Lumpur from March 10-25. The exhibition, titled "Re-Interpretation: International Touring Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Ink-and-Wash Paintings,” was jointly organized by SGM and the Contemporary Asian Art Center–Vienna and supported by the Malaysian Contemporary Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Association, Malaysian Contemporary Water Color Society and Malaysian Klang Artists Society. Sponsors included Eastern Shanghai New Culture Industrial Co. Ltd. and Shanghai Gaoya Cultural Promotion Co. Ltd.
The exhibition was opened by Gao Wei, first secretary of the cultural office of the Chinese Embassy. Following this, Yuan Ye, director of Zhejiang International Art Exchange Centre and one of the participating artists, gave a talk titled "The Trend and Development of Contemporary Chinese Ink Paintings."
The 15 artists in the show included: Hong Ling, Yang Zhengxin, Qiu Deshu, Wang Jieyin, Li Jin, Dai Mingde, Huang Azhong, Yuan Ye, Zhou Hao, Liu Yiyuan, Zhao Zhenqiang, Wang Zuojun, Chen Heliang, Wang Shaobo and Chen Xinmao. Their work fuses traditional techniques of Chinese ink painting with modern abstraction from the Western tradition.
The exhibition will continue to tour throughout Asia, Europe and North America until 2013.
[Adapted from a report from the Soka Gakkai Malaysia (SGM) website; photos courtesy of SGM]