Xian Rui 2011 Extended through September 3

Chongbin SCMP

Due to popular demand, the CCC is extending the tenure of Zheng Chongbin’s White Ink in the CCC Gallery. This 2011 installment of CCC’s Xian Rui Artists Series has received rave reviews and initiated unprecedented momentum for this partnership between center and artist. Don’t miss this groundbreaking show!

What critics are saying about White Ink:

“The paintings… make you think about the continuing march of abstract painting, and the rising power of bicultural artists like Zheng who combine and transcend disparate traditions.” –Tamara Straus, San Francisco Chronicle

“He has invented a style that has been hailed as “unprecedented.” –Paul Liberatore, Marin Independent Journal

“The flowing forms… invite the viewer’s imagination to wander into and through them.” –Mark Van Proyen, Art in America

“He manages to create a supernatural atmosphere on the paper as if it is framed by nature or spirit.” –Abby Chen

“San Francisco-based Zheng Chongbin … turns the Chinese ink aesthetic on its head with bold, visceral abstract paintings.” –Christopher DeWolf, CNN

“His paintings push the possibilities of ink as a medium while at the same time challenging the boundaries of abstract painting.” – Dr. Shen Kuiyi, Yishu Journal, July/August 2011

“Zheng’s works mingle the past and present, granting glimpses of realities studied, seen and envisioned that burn brilliantly with poetry, poignancy, and power.”
–Collette Chattopadhyay, Yishu Journal, July/August 2011