Ding Bin - Painting Oil Of Girl on Paper
Highly Decorative and Imaginative Piece, Oil on paper signed 1992 Ding Bin, framed
Height 106 cm and Width 106 cm
Ding Bin, He studied under Jia Youfu in his earlier years, on classical landscape painting and ink painting of the new China, and was peer of Chen Pingwei, a representative painter of the “New Literati paintings” at the Chinese Painting Department of the Central Academy of Fine Art. Ding has created a large number of works on monochromatic landscape paintings. In recent years he became infatuated with experimenting cartography through ink painting. He has thus departed from traditional painting methods, and boldly adopts the overlooking perspective perpendicular to the image. In sum, his artworks are angles to cartography and representations of ink painting.
Ding Bin’s artworks are created through production methods, rather than the traditional writing and brushstrokes. Thus Ding Bin’s works are iconographies rather than landscape paintings per se. It rejects both the traditional landscapes painting and landscape painting in general, thus I define it as “post-shanshui iconography”. However compare to images of the landscape rendered through photography or mixed media, Ding Bin has not abandoned the material of traditional ink painting – paper and ink. He is an artist who produces the image of mountains and rivers with ink painting materials, which constitutes the significant attributes of his works. Due to the artist’s familiarity of TV expressions, his works have appropriated the panoramic overview and certain methods of montage that also bring a sense of novelty to his works.
Ding Bin’s works do not represent social and political elements, nor do they express literati sentiments and values. The artist is more interested in contemporary expression. He extracted all the possible decipherable meanings that the artworks are capable to represent. The works nearly reached a state of “void”, by which to highlight the state of “meaninglessness”. Through vertical and horizontal expansion of space and the varying textures of his images, our imagination may also wander freely. With his works, we shall wander freely between the geography and principles of painting.
Stock number: KP142