Qin Feng 秦风, ‘The Four Seasons’, 2012, Christie's South Asian + Chinese

A set of four scrolls
Each scroll measures 125 x 300 cm. (49 ¼ x 118 1/8 in.)

About Qin Feng 秦风

Considered a leading ink painter, Qin Feng represents China’s avant-garde movement. Invited by the German government to curate an exhibition in Germany in order to promote cultural exchange between the two countries, Qin moved to Berlin in the ’90s where he began to fuse Western modernism and the Chinese ink tradition in abstract compositions. Feng uses traditional calligraphic materials but employs his brush with the unrestrained energy of the Abstract Expressionists. Inspired by his upbringing in Xinjiang, a multicultural intersection of the silk roads, Qin has incorporated Chinese, Uighur, Arabic, and Russian language into his work. In recent years, Qin has overlaid pieces of ancient Chinese furniture over ink paintings, reconfiguring them within his explosive abstract marks.

Chinese, b. 1961, Xinjiang Province, China, based in United States

Solo Shows on Artsy

Qin Feng, Michael Goedhuis, London
QIN FENG: Portraits and Desire, Ben Brown Fine Arts, Hong Kong
Qin Feng Solo Exhibition, Galerie du Monde, Hong Kong

Group Shows on Artsy

Changing China: Contemporary Ink Painting, Michael Goedhuis, New York
Chinese Contemporary Ink, Christie's South Asian + Chinese