Come 22 Mar 2016, a preview of Tay Bak Chiang’s solo exhibition will debut at Art Basel Hong Kong.
The solo exhibition will feature newly created paintings on gu qin (classical Chinese 7-string instrument) where Tay explores one of China’s oldest stringed instrument; the gu qin a seven-stringed zither is viewed as a symbol of Chinese high culture and the most expressive of the essence of Chinese music. The history of the instrument dates back to imperial China – where the qin is one of the four traditional arts that monks, scholars and ladies of the elite society had to master to enrich the heart and elevate the human spirit.
Tay’s minimalist compositions are not about representing minimalistic images or technical skills but to evoke a sense of poetry and inner emotion. In this new body of work, he continues to push new boundaries in contemporising the genre of Chinese painting through the use of acrylic and pigments on canvas.
His work will be available for a quick glimpse at the Ipreciation art gallery on 23 Feb 2016 from 7 to 9Pm.
Stringless Qin , 无弦琴 © 2016 iPreciation
VIP Preview (Singapore):
23 Feb 2016, Tuesday
7.00PM – 9.00PM
Art Basel Hong Kong:
22 to 23 Mar 2016 (Preview)
24 to 26 Mar (Public days)
50 Cuscaden Road HPL House
#01-01 Singapore 249724