The Dimensions of Ink Xu Ke’s Ink Wash Painting Solo Exhibition

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Exhibition duration: 2015 Jan.26 – 2015 Mar.06
Opening event: 2015 Jan 25, 5 – 7pm
展期:2015年1月26日— 2015年3月6日

To welcome the new year of 2015, FQ Projects is pleased to present our ink wash painting solo show exhibiting Xu Ke’s latest works.

Through the use of xuan paper, water, ink, and mineral pigments, Xu Ke keeps discovering symbols of his own visual language. Simultaneous contact between the xuan paper and those medium; process from ink bleeding to solidification; the control of the time, speed, and rhythm; are all key elements in the construction of the artist’s personal ink world context. His ink wash paintings reveal a strong Oriental emotion. Although the works emphasize the values and charm of traditional Chinese ink wash paintings, his works also combine elements of abstraction from Western art.

Born in 1958 in Shanghai, Xu Ke was raised with an edification of Shanghai unique regional culture, leading to an atmosphere within his ink wash painting being both individual and personal. Large sized works express a momentum on par with a western musical symphony – the expression of emotion from the works revealing a simultaneous intensity and complexity; a rhythm sometimes light and joyful, sometimes solemn and harmonic; the form is complete, the scale is large, the connotation is rich.

Xu Ke’s ink wash painting is not only an expression and experimental art among paper, ink, water and mineral pigment, but also an outpouring of the nature of the spirit which goes beyond the phenomenon of ink wash painting itself.

Xu Ke, works and lives in Shanghai. His works have been exhibited in Western Countries and collected by International Institutions. Since 2012, his works have been exhibited at FQ Projects, including joint exhibitions and three solo shows. Within the past two years, his works were exhibited at both Art Stage Singapore and the Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair.


徐可通过对宣纸,水,墨,矿物颜料的运用,寻找他所需要表达的一种可视语言符号。当生宣碰到上述材质时,从晕开到凝固的过程中,艺术家对于每一次的时间,速度,节奏的把握与控制都是他构建出个人笔墨语境的要素。从他的水墨画作品的意味上呈现的是一股浓厚的东方情感,但除了强调对笔墨韵味的传统继承外,作品中结合了西方艺术的抽象形式。 1958年出生于上海的徐可,从小受到海派文化的熏陶,他的笔墨语境是独有的,个人的。大幅作品透出的气势犹如西方交响乐章,情感的表达从作品中时时透出了激烈和冲突;节奏时而轻快欢乐,时而庄重和谐;形式完整,规模宏大,内涵丰富。



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