Yi&C. is pleased to present Chinese ink painter Tai Xiangzhou and his solo exhibition Celestial Tales for its 2016 annual exhibition project. Having caught the attention of the international art scene, Tai Xiangzhou brings to Yi&C. his latest series Astronomy. The most salient quality of his work lies in the artist’s ability to blend traditional Chinese ink painting with his years-long research on astronomy and early Chinese art. His painting encapsulates a structural aesthetics of image making as meteorites and the astronomical universe metamorphose at the tip of his paintbrush. The artist has introduced a new perspective on Chinese ink painting that exudes profound poetics, garnering him international acclaim.
Tai Xiangzhou’s work is in various collections of museums and academic institutions, as well as prominent international collectors. Especially his work is the first that the Art Institute of Chicago has collected of a living Asian artist since it was founded in 1879, opening a new page for Chinese ink painting on the international art scene. You are cordially invited to Celestial Tales: The Ink Painting of Tai Xiangzhou, on view at Yi&C. from November 11 to December 10.