about the exhibition
Major show by one of the most prominent contemporary Chinese landscape painters presents masterpieces by Qiu Shi-hua from the 1990s. Qiu Shi-hua is a Taoist who uses meditation to transform his authentic experiences ever since he lived for more than twenty years at the border of a desert in northwestern China. His visual world, world of light and energy, represents a significant synthesis of the thousand-year-old Chinese tradition of classical Chinese landscape painting (in particular, on of its branches called Ńwind and a viewě) and impulses of Western art. Monumental monochromatic paintings, featur the theme of simple, dream-like landscape sections with sparse vegetation veiled in a mist. They are paintigs bordering on the edge of visibility, the border at which a view is transformed into a vision, into a mental landscape.