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當代 鄭重賓 拓展地带
Unfolding Landscape

Zheng Chongbin (American, born Shanghai, 1961)
Ink and acrylic on xuan paper mounted to aluminum board
66 1/8 in. × 8 ft. 9 7/8 in. (168 × 268.9 cm)
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Purchase, Bini Low and Jonathan Larsen Gift and Friends of Asian Art Gifts, 2016
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© Zheng Chongbin
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 212
Zheng Chongbin first trained as a figure painter, learning to control line and heavy mineral pigments in the painstaking “meticulous brush” manner. In the 1980s, he began to experiment with bold, gestural brushwork and the uncontrollable effects of mixing ink with white acrylic. In recent years, Zheng has used this technique, now a core part of his practice, to explore the landscape tradition. Unfolding Landscape renders both natural forms and natural forces out of the accidental interactions of his materials—fractals and capillaries read as tree branches, gray eddies as clouds, blocks of black ink as cliffs. Though apparently driven by the artist’s gesture, Zheng cedes much of the creative power to these natural interactions.
Inscription: Signed with pencil in English and Chinese, bottom right: 015.9 Z. Chongbin 重宾
Zheng Chongbin American, born Shanghai, 1961 , San Francisco and Shanghai (2015; sold to Ink Studio, LLC) ; [ Ink Studio, LLC , Beijing (2015–2016; sold to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Streams and Mountains without End: Landscape Traditions of China," August 26, 2017–January 6, 2019.

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