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US museum presents Pan Gongkai's ink paintings

Updated: 2015-01-06 14:32:18

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Withered Lotus Cast in Iron (detail) by Pan Gongkai. Ink on Paper. [Photo/cafa.com.cn]

A solo exhibition of distinguished Chinese artist Pan Gongkai (b. 1947) is now underway at the Frye Art Museum in the United States until Jan 18. For the exhibition, Pan Gongkai: Withered Lotus Cast in Iron, Pan created a large-scale, site-specific ink painting which extends the entire length of the museum's largest gallery.

The son of renowned 20th century master Pan Tianshou (1897–1971), Pan Gongkai previously served as president of the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing. Pan Gongkai represented China at the Venice Biennale in 2011 and has exhibited in numerous museums across Asia. A contemporary master of ink painting, Pan has been one of the most ardent experimenters with its forms.

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