Hailing from Shanghai, Shimo is one of China’s most respected and well-known artists. In this exhibit, the artist pairs his recent landscape paintings with his elegant blue and white porcelain vases. By adapting well-established Chinese painting techniques, Shimo strives to infuse his nature-inspired themes with contemporary design. His work includes ancient symbols such as the lotus, to reflect a belief in transcendence of the spiritual over the earthly. His self-crafted multi-layer dripping ink technique involves a variety of drips, stains, pours, and mopping with large brushes across the surface.
In all, Shimo’s work is a conscious melding of traditional Chinese painting and ceramics with new painterly methods of working with materials in a gestural, expressionist way. Sponsored by Kit and Bonnie Lam, Ron and Rosie Soohoo, Don Yee and Frances Leung, Linda Tsao Yang, and Terence Leung.
-October 14: Make Stuff! Ink Brush Painting with Shimo
During the workshop, students will learn about Chinese ink painting, and the connection to Shimo’s current work. He will demonstrate simple techniques of using sticks, brushes, and other objects, to paint. Artists will learn how to use traditional Chinese brushes with ink and paint to create delicate paintings of natural objects, such as lotus flowers and branches.
This Make Stuff Program is sponsored by the City of Davis Arts contract.
2017/10/03 - 2017/11/15
Additional time info:
Make Stuff! Ink Brush Painting with Shimo (10/14) 1pm-4pm