Innovative Chinese Ink Art Exhibit Opens in Beijing

A Chinese ink painting by Wang Tiande, created with the use of an incense stick, is on display at the artist’s solo exhibition, which opened Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the Today Art Museum in Beijing. [Photo: Fei]

By CRI Reporter Xu Fei

An innovative Chinese ink art exhibition, in which the artist burned paper or vellum to accentuate certain elements, has recently opened up to the general public in Beijing.

CRI’s Zhang Qizhi has more.


Reporter: A prominent figure in the development of modern Chinese ink art, 54-year-old Wang Tiande, has reinvented traditional Chinese script and painting through his innovative use of materials. Wang painted layers of Chinese characters and landscapes in ink onto paper or vellum, then accentuated certain elements by burning the material with cigarettes or incense.

His solo exhibition, which opened over the weekend at the Today

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