Wang Dongling 王冬龄
Chinese, born 1945
Selected exhibitions
Wang Dongling: Poetry and Painting,
Chambers Fine Art
Wang Dongling: Writing Chaos,
Ink Studio
Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China,
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

A prominent modernist Chinese calligrapher, Wang Dongling is associated with the ’90s experimental ink movement, which elevated the form of gestural markings over content. Wang, however, shares the performative concerns of traditional calligraphy, which places emphasis on the act of writing as an expression of the relationship between art and the body. He experiments with his use of brush, and the movements of his fingertips, wrists, arms, and his entire body.