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On Paper.Supreme 2018 series of exhibitions will tour several cities in China begins in QingDao Tiantai Art Centre this weekend. The exhibition is curated by Chang Feng and will open on April 17th.
The Sucrose Series
These landscapes begin with obvious references to the natural world. I refer to them as sucrose paintings as I redisperse the digital ink using hot sugar on cotton. The process involves multiple layers of interventions, each intervention I believe bringing a mark of loss. The process may include marks of machined thread, digital ink pulled or burned off the cotton surface, blended, intermingled and redispersed with Chinese colour sometimes ink with mixed media and sugar. This can be followed by numerous layers of mixed media even with monocrystal sugar, there continues to be crystalization and a buildup of opacity. This changing nature is what is fascinating to me .
Here is a link to an overview of the exhibition showing the diverse and exciting range of approaches to Paper . I will be writing about the overall exhibition soon.