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Asia Week New York Contemporary: Selections from Kaikodo LLC

April 17, 2017

Wang Mansheng (b. 1962)
Red Lotus
2016
Hanging scroll
Ink, walnut ink and color on paper
179.0 x 97.0 cm. (70 x 38 in.)

Mansheng is noted for the creation of bold paintings of lotus ponds, dense with giant leaves in seductive brown and black, cradling lotus blossoms in bright red. The present vertical scroll is a departure from the horizontal formats he normally uses for this subject, such as those now gracing the Baltimore Museum of Art and private collections as well.  The image here successfully and strikingly conveys both the organic nature of the subject and the compelling abstract qualities of color and form.  

Below are more selections from Kaikodo LLC's Asia Week New York Contemporary exhibition Twenty Years of Ink Art, on view at 74 East 79th Street, Suite 14B, from May 2 to 10:


Wucius Wong (b. 1936)
Casual Ideation
1990
Ink and color on board
Group of 8
#1,2,3,5,7,10,11,112
24.9 x 22.2 cm. (9 ¾ x 8 ¾ in.)


Qiu Mai (Michael Cherney) (b. 1969)
Map of Mountains and Seas #18
2017
Photography, ink on mitsumata paper
Mounted as a hanging scroll
128.7 x 56.6 cm. (50 ½ x 22 ¼ in.)


Wu Qiang (b. 1977)
Spirited Away
2011
Ink and color on silk, framed
28.5 X 7.0 cm. (2 3/4 X 11 1/4 in.)