Divine Light 2000–8

Zhang Yu Chinese

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Exploiting the potential of the ink medium to create powerful nonfigurative works, this piece from Zhang’s Divine Light series presents abstract geometric fields interwoven with irregular bands in starkly contrasting shades of ink monochrome. Animating the picture surface are webs of delicate crackles and clusters of water drops, creating a sparkling, vibrating visual effect. 2000–8 resembles a cross section of a sedimentary rock that is undergoing metamorphosis.

Divine Light 2000–8, Zhang Yu (Chinese, born 1959), Hanging scroll; ink on paper, China

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