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By Yannie Chan | April 20th, 2021
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Modern Ink Painting: In this day and age where no one writes with Chinese calligraphy brushes and ink anymore, how do we appreciate and continue on the tradition of Chinese ink painting? Taiwanese artist Wu Chi-Tsung combines photographic techniques with landscape art, using a complicated technique called “cyan-collage.” After studying Chinese calligraphy and ink painting and decades of creating experimental ink paintings, Wu drew inspiration from the world of photography and video. Instead of using ink and brush, Wu utilizes a classic photographic technique “cyanotype”.

Wu Chi-Tsung Exposé curated by Ying Kwok (Image courtesy of Galerie du Monde)

He would soak Xuan paper with a photosensitive solution, and expose them to sunlight. Meanwhile, he would carefully crumble the paper into various forms and wrinkles. After an hour under the sun, the paper would be marked with shades of blue from the light and human gestures. This technique is also called “photogram”, which is a picture produced without a camera.

Where? Galerie du Monde, 108 Ruttonjee Centre, 11 Duddell Street, Central

When? Now through June 13, 2021

How much? Free!

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