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DAVID DIAO 刁德谦
b. 1943, works and lives in New York

DAVID DIAO 刁德谦
2017
Acrylic and silkscreen on canvas
137(H)*183(W)cm
DD_4687

In this works of art, David Diao borrows a seal from a book entitled ‘Let a Hundred Flowers Bloom’, which he bought during his first trip back to China in 1979. What impresses Diao the most about the book is not only the hundreds of different flowers' seal motifs, but also the indirect critique of the Let a Hundred Flowers Bloom Campaign and Cultural Revolution in China the seal engraver uses traditional art form to launch. Diao believes that the use of words and text usually raises the possibility of more signification, and hence he embeds this seal in some of his paintings, which gives the audience some space to think, aside from the form of visual beauty.

Related Exhibitions:
David Diao: Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors ShanghART Beijing, Beijing 05.24, 2018 -07.24, 2018
West Bund Art and Design 2017, Booth Nr.D1 Art Fairs West Bund Art Center, Shanghai 11.10, 2017 -11.12, 2017



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