Ding Yi

Appearance of Crosses 2015-11

About The Artist

"This new limited edition for Ikon is created from one of my new works, Appearance of Crosses 2015-11. The carved grids destroy and remove paint on basswood, revealing layers of colour or even the wooden base below. Throughout the creative process, buoyed up by my sense of enthusiasm, I have kept a very intense relationship with the painting in order to create an embryonic energy in the work. In this way it is an exploration without a hypothesis" - Ding Yi, 2015

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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.

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