Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Dancing Doodles

When I started this blog, it was about abstract calligraphy; or so I thought. Turns out that there's a tremendous amount of art that falls into the category of Marks, Gestures and Scribbles. And you can believe me when I say that the dividing lines are most often blurred.

Shen Wei has definitely been influenced by calligraphy, but his work is about mark-making and gesture. He's foremost a Dancer, Art Director and Choreographer with his own dance troupe, though, and what he's most famous for are the productions where his troupe creates huge paintings during the course of their dance. You can read about that Here. It's quite fascinating how he combines the dancing and the painting into his oeuvre. In fact you can almost see these oil paintings as a plan for, or memory of a modern dance ballet.
This image is from, and he's represented by Chambers Fine Art. For installation shots of his 2007 exhibit and more insight into his work go Here.

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