Prints of In Furious Bloom that was on view in Seoul, Korea, 2010. The exhibition comprised of potted, blooming chrysanthemums painted black with mo, Chinese ink. They were alive for the duration of the exhibition. The composition is wild and congested at certain moments, and sparse towards the ends, creating a melody for a lament of love lost.
Chrysanthemums, traditionally used in funerals, are a nod to time passed. While the live plants dressed in black ink is also a testimony to the perseverance and power of renewal. Mo, Chinese ink, has been the main medium for expression and communication for centuries in East Asia. It embodies all colors, emulates all forms, gives meaning to brush strokes, and aesthetic achievements. Concurrently, black is the culmination of all colors and absent of all light. It is also a powerful symbol of void and muteness. And in this installation, black ink dominates the artistic vocabulary. Rather than painting flowering plants on paper, the ink is directly applied to the objects, in three-dimensional space, with time being the fourth element of change.
In Furious Bloom is also a part of a series of limited-edition art prints created with the Beijing-based gallery INKstudio and exhibited at the ART021 fair in Shanghai, all stemming from the artist's practice of applying Chinese ink to live plants and landscape.
In Furious Bloom Limited Edition Pigment Print
Edition of 50 + 10 AP
Inkjet pigment print on Canson Edition Etching
Border: 1.5 inch border with deckled edges
Artwork exhibition history:
Compulsive Beauty, Space 15th, Seoul, 2010
Exhaustive, Ink Studio at ART021 art fair, 2016
Small: 4/50-5/50, 8/50-50/50 available
Large: 11/50-50/50 available, unframed: $8,000.00
13/50 available, framed: $ 12,000