(Chinese, b. 1963)
Multi-block woodcut printed with water-soluble ink
75 x 90 cm (29 1/2 x 35 7/16 in.)
Edward L. Whittemore Fund 2022.6
© Chen Qi
A co-founder of the Amphibism art movement of the early 1990s, water is a primary theme in Chen's work.
Chen Qi is an internationally recognized print artist who represented China at the 2019 Venice Biennale. He mostly produces monochrome prints enhanced by the subtle use of water-soluble ink. His works often show a single object at close view depicting in the reflection of light and thus giving his subjects a magic aura. Here he depicts a lotus blossom in contrasting shades of bright and dark ink, combined with elegantly flowing yet crisp lines, creating a night scene of a flower merged into moonlight.
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