‘I do not want my paintings to follow the norm. I want to push the spirit of the ink-and-brush tradition towards modernism, and offer new potential to the realm of traditional Chinese art’. – Qiu Deshu. The works presented in this exhibition catalogue document the development of Qiu Deshu’s singular technique, ‘fissuring’, which involves creating images on a surface of torn and rubbed layers of Chinese rice paper on canvas. Inspired by Buddhist images and philosophy as well as celestial symbols used in traditional Chinese astronomy, Qiu demonstrates through this series of works how his ‘fissuring’ technique conveys the feelings of solemnity and tranquility so cherished by the artist himself. A biography of the artist is included.

「我的畫,不想趕時髦[英文版與仇德樹的原意不符。YC],只是想將筆墨精神推想現代性昇華,對中國傳統藝術領域作出新的貢獻。」(仇德樹語) 本展覽圖錄展示了仇德樹獨特的「裂變」技法 (即用撕碎和揉皱的宣紙在畫布上繪製圖樣)。仇德樹的靈感來自佛教圖像、哲理及中國古代天文學符號。透過本系列的作品,他闡釋了如何利用「裂變」技法,來營造他極為珍視的寧靜和安謐感。本圖錄亦載有藝術家的簡歷。
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Onsite

Location code MON.QDS
Language

Chinese - Traditional, 

English

Publication/Creation date

1996

ISBN / ISSN

9810084870

No of copies

1

Content type

artist monograph, 

catalogue

Chapter headings
Reflections

- QIU Deshu, 仇德樹

My 'Masterstroke' in Art

- QIU Deshu, 仇德樹

Tradition and Transformation

- Joan LEBOLD COHEN

The New Zen Painting

- XU Tan, 虚曇

Genesis, Evolution, Sublimation: Qiu Deshu
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Genesis, Evolution, Sublimation: Qiu Deshu, 本原, 演化, 昇华: 仇德樹