Muse and Mountain
Muse and Mountain is on display at Nanda/Hobbs, which, with the current COVID-19 pandemic in mind, is still open to the public. However, for those who can’t view the exhibition in real life, all works and a video tour of the exhibition are available online here.
Vast swathes of paint flow over Chen Ping’s canvas. The oil paint stands high—rich and viscous—gestures trail off blending with other marks and colours. The power of the artist’s hand pervades the paintings in his latest exhibition, Muse and Mountain. At its heart, the works bring to a crescendo the artist’s ability to imagine, create and morph old and new ideas from different cultures and times.