Exhibition: Different Paths: Explorations In Ink

Since the first selling exhibition of Shuimo: Chinese Contemporary Ink in 2013, Sotheby’s New York has presented works in ink by established and emerging artists every spring during Asia Week. This March, Different Paths: Explorations in Ink, focuses on landscape. 15 artists, including Li Huayi, Peng Wei, Wucius Wong and Zheng Chongbin, showcase their command of this versatile medium and their ability to bring this ancient art form into the 21st century.

Zheng Chongbin, Obscured Strata, 2016
36 5/8 x 93 1/4  in, Ink and acrylic on xuan paper ©Sothebys

Li Huayi’s Misty Paths to Pureland from 2016 is one such example; whilst utilising the same ink and colour available in classical Chinese paintings and calligraphy, the artist infuses a contemporary spirit into this mysterious and beautiful landscape.

Li Huayi
Misty Paths to Pureland
Ink and color on paper

Teng Pu-Chun
Rocks in Quiet Clear Spring
2016, Ink and color on paper, signed PU CHUN, titled, inscribed, dated January 2016 in Chinese and with two seals of the artist
19 x 55½ in. ©Sothebys

Prices range from $10,000 to $250,000.

Sotheby’s New York, S|2

Different Paths: Explorations in Ink

9-24 March 2017 www.sothebys.com