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Ink Art – Past as Present in Contemporary China:

Artist’s of Interest:

  • Shen Qin
  • Liu Zijian
  • Wang Chuan
  • Chen Xinmao
  • Wang Tinade
  • Zheng Chongbin
  • Zhang Jianjun
  • Gu Wenda
  • Yang Yongliang
  • Wang Dongling
  • Zhang Yu

Vitamin D2 – New Perspectives in Drawing:

Artist’s of Interest:

  • Marc Bauer
  • Anna Boghiguian
  • Christine Hiebert
  • Cameron Jamie
  • Vlad Kulkovs
  • Britta Lumers
  • Matthew Monahan
  • Jorge Queiroz
  • Imran Qureshi
  • Cameron Robbins
  • Vehudit Sasporta
  • Dove Allouches
  • Uri Arans
  • Abdelkader Benchamma’s
  • Peter Brugel
  • Manish Nai
  • Vidya Gastaldon
  • Matias Duville
  • Tony Cruz Pabon

New Work

Project Proposal Idea

I do not know what my work will entail but that’s the wonder and sense of discovery I intend to explore. This is something I will continue to mention. I may have an idea of what I want my work to look like that, but throughout the process it will change incredibly!”

“I enjoy using elements from my everyday life to influence my work, whether that is personal feelings or impacts from the world surrounding me. I find this to be an interesting starting point because it allows me to convey something that’s both visually exciting but loaded with meaning. I want to explore the creation and destruction found within my work. As I create and then “destroy” connects to the evolution of my work layered with event of self-discovery by building up layer upon layer of ink”

“I want to focus on the process itself, by exploring the physical quality of ink and the boundaries it requires. This evolution of creation is not dissimilar to the experience of life. Art is meant to be a journey of discovery, therefore I am exploring a sense of wonder, desiring for a result that embodies that and allowing the viewer to participate in its creation.”

“Iit is the exploration of physical interaction of materials that allows me to express emotion, spirituality, and other human conditions. This strategy aims to test any given artwork’s own internal logic, as well as test the broader limits of what an abstract art can be.

Diana Cooper & Thea Yabut

Diana Cooper:

From her artist statement

“I create visual hybrids of drawing, painting, sculpture, and installation that are experiential in nature. It was drawing, or I should say “doodling,” that facilitated the transition from an impersonal to a more personal form of expression. For me, doodling is simultaneously a process and an image. Doodling is a visual way of thinking or of tracing one’s thoughts.

Like many artists, I want to translate into abstract visual language my thoughts, experiences, and emotions. Some concern the inner workings of the mind – the impulses to play, to invent, and to change. Others have to do with systems and patterns that possess an endless labyrinthine complexity – for example, the visual display of quantitative information.”

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Thea Yabut

Thea Yabut explores the complexity of identity through drawing. Delicate webs of intersecting lines, fluid passages of pale colours and swathes of graphite marks push abstract drawing in unexpected directions. Yabut expands drawing’s vocabulary by making her own tools and devising new methods of application. She drags, scratches folds, cuts, erases, pins and scores her drawings to reveal the physical act of their construction while maintaining a cohesive compositional integrity.

These sensitively-rendered works evoke the varied ways in which the artist relates to the contingency of fluctuating social realities. Historically an ephemeral practice most often associated with preparatory sketches for other media, Yabut exploits drawing’s tradition of marginality and its limitless dimensions and modalities to embody the complex, intersectionality of her experience as a Chinese Filipino Canadian woman.

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Precious metal tiles simultaneously stretched, welded, painted and sculpted create 3 dimensional paintings that shift and change at every angle. His mixed media pieces, where precious metal is juxtaposed with trash, forces the viewer to reassess preconceptions about what is precious and what is thrown away. For Yinghua, the act of painting is an internal desire to channel the chaos and harmony of nature in order to achieve clarity. It only took a moment and a lifetime.

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