CAFA Professor & Printmaker in Residency: Contemporary Artist Yang Hongwei

By DANNI SHEN

Yang Hongwei in Studio

Yang Hongwei in Studio Yang Hongwei in Studio

As a protégé of renowned contemporary artist Xu Bing, one of the foremost figures in the art world today, Yang Hongwei’s distinctive approach to printmaking is a continuous flux of investigating the conceptual, rooted in material, informed by the traditional, while reinventing the technical. From reflective installations where engravings of scholar rocks float above lakes of ink, to rich wood-engravings which retain their original block’s organic form, to his eight-block scroll masterwork rendering an exquisitely painterly view of major international disasters, Professor Yang’s works expand from within the origins of woodblock prints as historically Chinese craft, to a manifold medium, through which we may contemplate our contemporary times and globalized trajectory.

During his stay as Artist-in-Residence of Flora Rose

Article source: http://cornellsun.com/blog/2015/03/10/cafa-professor-printmaker-in-residency-contemporary-artist-yang-hongwei/

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