ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai
Ding Yi started to paint the Cross series in 1988. Using a very simple ad neutral pattern, “+” which was prompted by his knowledge of printing techniques (the cross marked and divided the surface of the sheets). He challenged himself to transform its simplicity and functionality into a pictorially rich and variegated subject.’ – Monica Dematte. The richness of that transformation is well illustrated in the paintings featured in this monograph. A biography of the artist is also included.
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