Chinese ink and photograph on rice paper
28 x 35 cm each
Titles of individual works from this series:
- The 6th of the 24 Solar Terms
- The 1st of the 24 Solar Terms
- The 14th of the 24 Solar Terms
- The 13th of the 24 Solar Terms
These works are subtle pairings of ink paintings and photographs. The juxtaposition of ancient and contemporary mediums is surprisingly harmonious, allowing Chu Chu to bring calligraphic painting into a contemporary context. In an interesting departure from traditional ink painting, characters are incorporated into the image rather than inscribed alongside it.
The photographs are moments of reflection and poetry, found in the everyday. Nature – representing by a leaf, a vine or a patch of grass – is depicted within an urban context. In each accompanying ink painting, these fragments of nature are removed from their surroundings and rendered timeless.
© 2016 Chu Chu