CHINA - Abstract Shen Fan
Shen Fan mainly works in the pulsating Chinese metropole Shanghai. Rooted in the traditional arts and working to traditional Chinese music on traditional rice paper his style grew out of the narrative of Chinese calligraphy, yet reflecting it in an abstract way to open up to a new genuine expression. Into wavy ornaments of pure rhythm language signs have been dissolved hovering on airy rice paper ethereally. Their power weighs in as the concentration premeditating calligraphic writings. By analyzing and abstraction of traditional Chinese art and culture insignia Shen Fan works take the plunge into contemporary ambiguity.