This is my first blog post written for Sotheby’s about a very interesting Chinese ink artist. It’s in both English and Chinese, but I think I’ll only publish the English version here.
Born out of the academic tradition of oil painting, artists of the New Generation seek to dismantle the conceptual balustrade of Chinese contemporary art. Liu Xiaodong’s ‘Disobeying the Rules’ encapsulates that spirit.
Roman concrete (opus caementicium) revolutionalised Roman architecture, allowing the Romans to create innovative buildings that departed significantly from the more traditional structures of the Greek and Etruscan past.