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Between Shores 2.3
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Artist TAO Kang Artist
Year 2015 Year
Category Ink Painting Category
Size 100x100cm Size
Artwork Appreciation 20160018
TAO Kang’s modernist ink painting is based upon the atmosphere of his age and surroundings, and conveys the emotional state in human society by creating a rational, cold, and calculating atmosphere. Between Shores 2.3 bisects the composition into left and right panels to create a fractured landscape. The art composes of uniquely formed mountain peaks extending towards the distant horizons along a black lake contrasted with sky to create an infinite expanse. Dense formations of tiny white dots create a unique texture and sense of mass. The entire composition represents our desires for happiness and future aspirations as well as dreams that we could hardly attain soon. TAO Kang uses a unique vocabulary of modernist ink painting to deconstruct the tradition, leading viewers to contemplate the meaning of existence by witnessing the nature of life itself.
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