ADAA Art Show 2022
Wu Chi-Tsung Solo Presentation
Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY
November 3 – 6, 2022
Sean Kelly is delighted to announce a solo presentation of new Cyano-Collage works by Wu Chi-Tsung created specifically for The Art Show and a film from his Still Life series. Trained from an early age in the traditions of Chinese calligraphy, ink painting, watercolor, and drawing, Wu Chi-Tsung worked in these time-honored idioms for many years. While these practices still inform his process, his work interrogates how media and technology are manipulated to represent our relationship to the world.
Throughout his oeuvre, Wu Chi-Tsung connects the art of Eastern and Western cultures to integrate traditional aesthetics within a striking contemporary language. His Cyano-Collages replace the traditional ink and brush methods used in Chinese shan shui paintings – “mountain-water-pictures”—with experimental photography to reimagine the imagery of traditional landscape paintings. To create these stunning images, Chi-Tsung prepares layers of cyanotype photographic papers—Xuan paper treated with a photosensitive coating—that are crumpled, exposed to sunlight, developed and then mounted onto metal. The resultant works are collages that allude to landscapes found in Chinese shan shui paintings, but which are produced using a unique contemporary process.
Employing video, installation, and photography, Wu Chi-Tsung discovered in these new media compelling conceptual stratagems that spurred new and dynamic approaches to image making. His Still Life series, conceptually transforms motifs of traditional cut-branch flower painting into time-based moving images. Describing these works, Chi-Tsung stated that they are inspired, “by a cherished memory of painting; however, the mourning over this lost memory might not be limited to painting only. Some nameless emotions and memories unconsciously and slowly dissipate until, to our surprise, they are far away and cloaked by a white mist, their appearances obscured.”
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