Pan Jianfeng / Knife As a Brush I
Medium / materials: Wood carving and ink rubbing on Xuan paper, framed
Size: With frame 37,5 x 48,5 cm
Europe: The price of the artwork includes shipping within Europe
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M (Ø 30 – 70cm)
"Our artistic training started from my earlier childhood calligraphy practicing. So we grew up in this kind of image bank, which… actually it’s characters. So every Chinese character, can be seen as an image, or picture. There are lots of symbolic meanings behind our different images in this world, from our standing. Every element is this world carries a certain kind of message, and this message can be illustrated as a character. And the character is an image so image is a universal language. That is why I guess I can survive in the West.
If I have a life mission, it is to destroy this square of the character. So I want to destroy the structure of this language and try to bring this writing, the calligraphical technique, to a visual world, to the contemporary art field, for example.”