Zheng Chongbin: Concrete Ink Painting and Cinematic Ink

Robert C. Morgan

An excerpt from Robert C. Morgan, "Zheng Chongbin: Concrete Ink Painting and Cinematic Ink": 


“Zheng Chongbin is an artist fascinated by the myriad possibilities as to how these seemingly divergent, acutely distinct approaches to ink painting can function. His ineluctable manner of addressing the formal attributes of ink painting occurs entirely without hesitation or compromise. His sense of structural intuition transcends many of the academic ink practitioners working in China today. Zheng’s spatial inventiveness is less formal than emancipatory, closer to the Daoist concept of ziran, where the focus on nature is given to intuition and spontaneity, as in the pouring of ink, or in letting the ink pour. [...]"