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Ding Yi 丁乙

Appearance of Crosses 2015-B19, 2015

Mixed media on basswood
35 2/5 × 23 3/5 in
90 × 60 cm
location
Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore
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Ding Yi 丁乙
Chinese, b. 1962
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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."

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Ding Yi 丁乙
Chinese, b. 1962
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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."

Ding Yi 丁乙

Appearance of Crosses 2015-B19, 2015

Mixed media on basswood
35 2/5 × 23 3/5 in
90 × 60 cm
location
Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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