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Chinese artist Wei Ligang (b.1964) has been at the forefront of Chinese contemporary ink painting’s from the era's onset. His works are often based on "Wei Squares" a formula inspired by the square framework printed on practice paper for the characters that students copy repeatedly when learning calligraphy. The two spheres in this painting exhibit his combination of dry determined brushwork intertwined with gestural wasps of gold outline. This process redefines the practice of traditional calligraphy painting and creation of contemporary symbolic characters, hinting at script-forms (such as formal, running, or "grass" script), which draws from his deep Chinese roots.

Wei Ligang graduated Nankai University in 1985 and was the president of the university's calligraphy society. He also taught calligraphy at the Training School in Taiyuan. Ligang was one one of the organizers of the June 1999 “Bashu Parade: ’99 Chengdu Retrospective of Chinese Modern Calligraphy at the End of the 20th Century” exhibition, has also been included in the pioneering exhibition organized by Gordon Barrass at the British Museum in 2002, and has been shown internationally and extensively throughout China.

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The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Tears / Holes
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Notes: slight tear along the middle left edge of mounting paper's margin (pictured).
Degree: Minor

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  • CultureCultures Association Private Collection
Château de Padiès - Culture&Cultures Artist in residence exhibition
  • Pickup Location: France
  • Shipping Dimensions: 40.5 x 73.6 in. (102.87 x 186.94 cm.)

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