LondonTu Hongtao: Green Mountains Shall See Me Like This
A presentation of Green Mountains Shall See Me Like This (2019), a multi-panel painting that extends over eight meters.
A sublime mountain scene of craggy cliffs, bare-limbed trees, verdant forests, and falling water are here conveyed by varied brushstrokes that exist in intense chromatic and textural contrast to scumbled washes of thinned paint. Compelling in its brilliant deployment of colors and gestures, the work fully embodies Tu’s deep engagement with and reworking of the legacy of Chinese landscape art. He has remarked, “Chinese painting has a set of schemas that illustrates the relationship between space and time. . . . What I want to do is change these schemas.”
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