Li Ting Ting's Ink Painting on Fabric
The Opposite House introduces their Christmas holiday installation by a young female ink painter, Li Tingting. Li is the recipient of the gold award 2007 by Today Art Museum’s Contemporary Art School Students exhibition and has created a specially commissioned installation of six 10m vertical hanging scrolls featuring a waterfall of feminine festive items in her signature pink ink painting style.
Li glorifies the ordinary in a highly-regarded traditional Chinese style. In the last two years, she has painted a series of high-heeled shoes and fashion handbags and delicate flowers on xuan paper—soft and refined paper from ancient times, rendering an ethereal visual experience. Her lyrical interpretation of everyday still life depicts a unique combination of the past and present, a message for her generation today.
“Li Tingting approaches the ink painting medium as a performance of drawing upon tradition to describe the image conscious reality of our daily life, which reflects a new era of artistic language and expression.” Shares Katherine Don, Director of RedBox Studio.
Li Tingting’s rich pink palatte and lyrical compositions provide a new sense of the ink medium, but also reflects a balance between the inherent vitality of youth and fashion, art and design.
I think the simple feminine design set on a stunning scale of a hexagonal lantern structure fits perfectly with the sexy architecture. This is my favourite, like the aliens have arrived from the roof. (well of course, apart from the fact that I am a bad photographer)
art, Beijing, China, red box studio