REVIEW: "Water Ink" @ Sotheby's New York

ArtAsiaPacific
Jun 19, 2013 9:31AM

The selling exhibition “Shuimo Water Ink: Chinese Contemporary Ink Paintings,” curated by Mee-Seen Loong at Sotheby’s in New York, demonstrated once again the versatility and power of art made with the simplest of materials and the most refined and complex techniques. The works ranged from soaring, meticulous Song-style landscapes to confrontational abstractions achieved with the single thrust of a large, wet brush. But the show had less to do with traditional, scholarly self-effacement or Modernist iconoclasm, and more to do with acts of personal expression. 

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