Since the beginning of his career, Ding Yi has been preoccupied with the repetition of simple cross motifs, ‘x’ and ‘+’ which he uses to create vast aesthetic grids. Such physical repetition imbues Ding Yi’s work with a mantra-like, meditative quality. Not surprisingly, the artist cites the Chinese philosophy of Taoism as a source of inspiration, as well as the neon quality of Shanghai at night.
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Ding Yi, 'Appearance of Crosses 2015-11', 2015
Silk charmeuse scarf with hand-rolled edges
Plinth Ikon 50 Edition
Limited edition of 500. Published in collaboration with The Scarf Gallery.
140 cm x 140 cm