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November 24, 2015.
What’s in a Dot? Nan Qi Post-Pop Art Exhibition Nov 29 – Dec 6, 2015
A leading Chinese contemporary artist, Nan Qi is known among art critics in China as the “master of the ink dot.” Rooted in traditional Chinese ink wash painting but inspired by popular culture, Nan Qi’s monochromatic hand-brushed dots transcends the boundaries of Chinese ink art and turns the most basic mark of symmetry and simplicity into a picturesque exploration of materialism and prevailing social sentiments in China.
From Chinese cultural icons, such as Chairman Mao, warriors to subtle erotic art and money, Nan Qi’s portrayal of iconic subjects are cheeky yet nuanced. In 2011, Nan Qi transformed his dots to new forms and dimensions: the artist developed the Eerie 3D series by creating optic illusions-like three-dimensional forms within two-dimensional images, this series sparked some of the most heated debate in recent Chinese ink art history. The progressive 3D ink art is part of what will be featured in the artist’s upcoming What’s in a Dot? Nan Qi Post-Pop Art Exhibition along with his original 2D works at Midtown POP from November 28 to December 6, 2015.
17/F Soundwill Plaza II – Midtown
No. 1 Tang Lung Street
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Exhibition Hours: 12pm – 8pm daily