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Wang Mansheng.
Crazed Cursive, A Thousand Years of Drunkenness, Reed Brush Paints the Spirit.
Ink on xuan paper.

The works of Wang Mansheng explore the relationship between figurative paintings and the pictographic aspect of Chinese characters. At first glance, the shapes, whorls and twisting forms seem to be a mere portrayal of ancient tree branches and vines. On closer inspection, Chinese characters surface. Rendered in an abstract manner, they are reminiscent of the cursive or ‘grass’ style of Chinese calligraphy, revealing their spirituality through the textures and thickness of dry brushwork. 

Dimensions

96 x 179 cm

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