Chinese artist Wei Xiong’s minimalist abstract expressionist paintings 中國藝術家薇熊極簡的抽象表現主義繪畫

In Chinese painting, landscape painting takes precedence over other styles. The Chinese term for landscape contains two characters which mean “mountain” and “water”.  Wei Xiong‘s works are influenced by Zen Buddhism and Daoism, which assert man’s harmony with the natural world. It is said that “In China, mountains are associated with religion because they reach up towards the heavens. People therefore believe that looking at paintings of mountains is good for the soul.” (via Khan Academy). The fine and agile brush strokes evident in Wei Xiong’s works suggest landscapes which are abstract expressionistic in style.

The pieces collected here are part of an ongoing exhibition titled Unaltered Landscapes at Loftyart Gallery in Taipei.

在中國傳統繪畫中,山水畫是最常見到的畫科,山水畫不相當於西方的風景畫。薇熊受到禪和道教的影響,兩個信仰體系注重人和自然之間的和諧。在中國,山與宗教有關,因為山直達天際,所以人們相信看山水畫有益於靈魂的淨化與昇華。在薇熊畫作中的微細和靈快的筆觸中,暗示著抽象表現主義樣式的風景畫。

此作品正在台北的高土畫廊展出,展題叫「未曾改變的風景」。

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