Heart 0012 acrylic on paper 100x100cm 1984
Calligraphy Xinji, 129' (《物性.本性.觉性》书法 ‘心迹’, 129), The order of nature ink on paper 24.75x44.25in 1981
Crack series No.9 ink on paper 1984
Woman in the Sky ink on paper 29 x 48 in 1982
'我在喧闹中飘然而过, QDS 0080' ink on paper 23.75 x 44 in 1982
EDITED-8 B No. 3 (《物性.本性.觉性》B型30号) ink on paper 1981
QIU DESHU 仇德树
1948 born in Shanghai, China
In the 1980s Qiu Deshu developed a method of artmaking he called “fissuring”, which involves using traditional Chinese mounting techniques to build up layers of paper, which are painted with ink, mineral colours or free-form seals. In his “Great Power” series, which are included in this show, with repeated depictions of Buddhist deities he captures the divine power present in the ancient Silk Road Buddhist cave temples and creates bold yet meditative contemporary images.
Qiu Deshu was born in Shanghai in 1948. In 1979, he organized the famous “Grass Grass Society”, a group of twelve artists dedicated to the development of modern art. His works have been widely exhibited and collected in the United States, Asia and Europe.