May 8, 2020
ARTIST: Qin Feng
Contemporary Chinese artist Qin Feng has created works that predominantly feature ink and brushstrokes, some of which merge with three-dimensional installations, such as in the piece from the Crow Museum’s permanent collection, Shi of East and West.
Propped up between two lion sculptures, a plane of frosted glass reveals transparency that takes the shape and form of inky brushstrokes. As a prominent figure of China’s avant-garde movement, Qin “seamlessly blends together the centuries-old art of Chinese ink painting and the modern concepts of the Abstract Expressionists” with his expressive and explosive works (qin-feng.com). His works are a bold example of the result of merging traditional and modern artistic styles in Chinese art today.
Post written by Crow Visitor Experience Services Representative Meagan Severson