Appearance of Crosses

4 pieces total, larger one size: 150 x 150 cm, smaller one size: 80 x 80 cm; total: 260.0 x 305.0 cm (102" * 120")

About Ding Yi 丁乙

Inspired by the Zen practice of calligraphy, painter Ding Yi is a pioneer of abstraction in China, completely rejecting narrative and representation in his practice. He creates colorful, abstract geometric works through an exacting process: each painting comprises countless individually painted crosses—usually painted on plaid fabric—whose minimalist look belies the maximal effort and consciousness of his otherwise intuitive process. "What I want most is for every piece to have some freedom," he says. "So I will allow some things to happen by chance."

Chinese, b. 1962, Shanghai, China, based in Shanghai, China

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
2016
2016
Studio, Qiao Space, Shanghai
2016
Interior, LinBART, ShangHai
2015
Jing Shen - The act of painting in contemporary China, Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea (PAC), Milan

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
2016
2016
Studio, Qiao Space, Shanghai
2016
On View 16, Rén Space, Shanghai
2016
Interior, LinBART, ShangHai
2016
Plinth Gallery Pop-up, Plinth, London
2015
2015
Jing Shen - The act of painting in contemporary China, Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea (PAC), Milan
2015
Sinthome, Richard Taittinger Gallery, New York
View Artist's CV