The New Contemporary Painting
Edited by Lorenzo Sassoli de Bianchi. Essays by Lorenzo Sassoli de Bianchi and Shu Yang. Foreword by Francesca Jordon. Afterword Vittoria Coen.
China: The New Contemporary Painting presents the works of 18 artists working in the medium today. Some of the paintings shown in this volume provide insight into China's current cultural, social, and political climate while drawing on methods and styles of traditional Chinese art--delicate and intricate ink painting, calligraphy, etc. Conversely, others choose not to draw from the past but relate instead to Western ideas and interpretations. Contains paintings by Zhang Xiaogang, Feng Zhenjie, Zhou Thiehai, Yang Quian, Zhang Xiaotao, He Sen, Shi Xinning, Li Songsong, Li Dafang, Wang Xingwei, Fu Hong, Zheng Hao, Zheng Fanzhi, Wei Guangqing, Wu Yiming, Ma Liuming and Jam Qimsong.