QIN FENG: Ink Innovators in Action

February 28, 2014 by Pat Rogers


Coffee? Tea? Chinese painter Qin Feng prefers both and incorporates each into his art. Qin’s paintings fuse traditional Chinese ink painting with Western Abstract Expressionism and aim to connect the divide between cultures. On Saturday, Qin presents his process in action at the opening of his solo exhibition at Ethan Cohen KuBe in Beacon, NY. The performance takes place from 3 to 6 p.m. on March 1. “Qin Feng: Ink Innovator” is exhibited from March 1 to June 15.


Qin is a pioneer in Contemporary Chinese ink art as he is one China’s first artists to radically synthesize Western modernism and traditional Chinese ink-painting. His meditative images seamlessly blend ancient Chinese ink methods with the vocabulary of modern Western Abstract Expressionism.

Qin emphasizes cultural contrast through the use of tea (symbolizing Asia) and coffee (symbolizing the West) as background colors. His process aims to create art that “communicate across cultural barriers, reinterpreting familiar concepts and languages in adopting this post-modern expressive style,” according to Ethan Cohen KuBe.


Chinese, Uighur, Arabic, and Hindu language are incorporated into his paintings, representing a reflection of his upbringing in China’s multilingual frontier region Xinjiang and his fascination with the spoken and written word.


“Qin’s artworks represent the evolution that has allowed Chinese artists to free themselves from the confines of tradition, yet simultaneously formed a new chapter in their heritage,” according to an exhibition release.


TEDxChelsea talk Copyright and the Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction---by Eric Doeringer

Eric Doeringer's talk at the TEDxChelsea conference, held June 1, 2012 at the School of Visual Arts. The conference theme was "The true value of art is seldom what someone is willing to pay for it." 

Ethan Cohen Presents - ERIC DOERINGER

One Quart Exterior Green Industrial Enamel Thrown On A Brick Wall (after Lawrence Weiner). A special art project for the Kube.Minutes Of Spray Paint Directly On The Floor From A Standard Aerosol Spray Can (after Lawrence Weiner). A special art project for the Kube.



Shinohara Pops! The Avant-garde Road, Tokyo/New York | August 29-December 16


Ushio Shinohara’s museum retrospective at the Dorsky Museum of Art at suny New Paltz opened in august. The exhibition is curated by Hiroko Ikegami with Reiko Tomii and examines the 50-year career of the Japanese action painter.
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art State University of New York at New Paltz 1 hawk drive, New Paltz, NY 12561 t 845-257-3844
At the same time, Moxie: Ushio Shinohara and Lee Bae was the inaugural exhibition in the Jerome A. Cohen and Joan Lebold cohen art center at kunsthalle beacon (kube). The exhibition was curated by isaac aden and is the first of many to be in the art Center. It combined the action painting of Japanese artist Ushio Shinohara, and the sculpture work of Korean artist Lee Bae. Each artist expresses a strong force of character and nerve in their work, thus requiring the collective title, Moxie.

Ethan Cohen Fine Arts Makes Move to Second Location in Beacon, New York


As of October 17th, 2012 Ethan Cohen Fine Arts will operate from its extended gallery space at our second location in Upstate New York: 192 Verplanck Ave Beacon, New York 12508. The gallery will continue to host exhibitions and events with opening hours by appointment only.


For all appointments and inquiries, please contact us via email ecfa@ecfa.comor at 212-625-1250.