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Art|Basel Hong Kong 2013, INSIGHTS    May 23 - May 26, 2013

From Su Shi to Bada Shanren, Behind-the-Scene photo
Anothermountainman
From Su Shi to Bada Shanren, Behind-the-Scene photo, 2013
 
  
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Art|Basel Hong Kong 2013, INSIGHTS
From Su Shi to Bada Shanren by anothermountainman

Date: 23 - 26 May 2013
Venue: Booth 3D12: Blindspot Gallery, INSIGHTS section, Hall 3 Section 3D Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Blindspot Gallery is delighted to announce our participation in the INSIGHTS section at Art|Basel Hong Kong this year at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 23–26 May 2013, featuring Hong Kong artist anothermountainman’s photography series From Su Shi to Bada Shanren.

From Su Shi to Bada Shanren, recreates the popular iconology of classical Chinese painting in a highly original rendition. The act of painting on bamboo and other objects was inspired by the work of Su Shi, literary titan and painter from the Northern Song Dynasty, who broke new grounds in many literary and artistic genres of his time. The drive to subvert runs through the series, as the photographic capt ures of painted bamboo and objects closely resemble classical Chinese painting. Such blurring of reality and illusion alludes to the art of Bada Shanren (Eight Great Mountain Man), master painter from the late Ming and early Qing Dynasty, where all notions of the real are distorted in a surreal universe.

The series marks another mountainman’s attempt to revive and extend the traditions of classical Chinese art in contemporary rendering. Using photography as the medium, anothermountainman creates a dialogue that transcends time and opens up new interpretations of classical iconology. The work blurs the distinction between photography and painting, and touches on certain questions that lie at the heart of photography. Such exploration is in line with the deve lopment of anothermountainman’s artistic career, which has evolved through the mix of photography with other art forms. anothermountainman will be present throughout the art fair, interviews with the artist are welcomed and can be arranged.

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