Yun-Fei Ji 季云飞, ‘The Three Gorges Dam’, 2009, Paper in fabric box, Zucker Art Books
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The Three Gorges Dam, 2009

Paper in fabric box
120 1/2 × 13 4/5 in
306 × 35 cm
.
$10,000 - 15,000
Location
Great Barrington, new York
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Zucker Art Books
Great Barrington, new York

Woodblock print, hand printed with traditional Chinese watercolor inks from 500 hand carved blocks …

Yun-Fei Ji 季云飞
Chinese, b. 1963
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In his ink and watercolor paintings, Yun-Fei Ji explores and critiques China’s history, its contemporary society, and the ramifications of its government corruption. “I use landscape painting to explore the utopian dreams of Chinese history, from past collectivization to new consumerism,” explains Ji, who was trained in Song Dynasty (960–1279) landscape painting. Ji grew up on a collective farm during the Cultural Revolution, separated from his parents and listening to his grandmother’s ghost stories and folk tales. These experiences, as well as his observation of China’s current rampant industrialization, feed into his compositions. He works primarily in large scale, first making hundreds of individual drawings, which he then pins to his studio walls, allowing them to coalesce in his mind. Ghosts frequently appear in Ji’s works, serving as stand-ins for the human beings affected by the range of problems he addresses.

Yun-Fei Ji 季云飞, ‘The Three Gorges Dam’, 2009, Paper in fabric box, Zucker Art Books
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Woodblock print, hand printed with traditional Chinese watercolor inks from 500 hand carved blocks of pear wood, on mulberry paper and silk, in silk bound case. Yun-Fei Ji's Three Gorges Dam Migration, the seventh in the series of artist‚Äôs books inaugurated in 2002 by the Library Council of The Museum of …

Yun-Fei Ji 季云飞
Chinese, b. 1963
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In his ink and watercolor paintings, Yun-Fei Ji explores and critiques China’s history, its contemporary society, and the ramifications of its government corruption. “I use landscape painting to explore the utopian dreams of Chinese history, from past collectivization to new consumerism,” explains Ji, who was trained in Song Dynasty (960–1279) landscape painting. Ji grew up on a collective farm during the Cultural Revolution, separated from his parents and listening to his grandmother’s ghost stories and folk tales. These experiences, as well as his observation of China’s current rampant industrialization, feed into his compositions. He works primarily in large scale, first making hundreds of individual drawings, which he then pins to his studio walls, allowing them to coalesce in his mind. Ghosts frequently appear in Ji’s works, serving as stand-ins for the human beings affected by the range of problems he addresses.

The Three Gorges Dam, 2009

Paper in fabric box
120 1/2 × 13 4/5 in
306 × 35 cm
.
$10,000 - 15,000
Location
Great Barrington, new York
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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