Monograph of Xu Jiang, featuring his paintings of landscapes and ruins. 'Xu Jiang's landscapes with unsettling images of tunnels, shipwrecks and dilapidated walls often evoke a strong sense of history and destiny. His massive and spectacular works are often characterized by their rich texture, sweeping brushwork, as well as their powerful form and colour. From 1995-1998, he created a series of monumental-scale oil paintings with the theme of ruin and violence. By suggesting that the modern civilization faces the threat from its own creator, works like Bombardment, Walled City and Stele immediately convey a tragic sense of history.' - extracted from essay by Gao Shiming. With artist biography.
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