Contemporary Asian Aesthetic by Lo Ch'ing
Exhibition at the LMAN Gallery<br>Through January 14, 2006
Friday, January 06, 2006
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
949 Chung King Road
Works of the Taiwanese painter, calligrapher, and poet Lo Ch'ing will be exhibited at the LMAN Gallery in Chinatown from January 6 through January 14.
Lo Ch'ing was born in China in 1948, received his Master of Arts degree in Comparative Literature from the University in Washington in 1974, and then taught English at Fu Jen University and later, from 1980, at National Taiwan Normal University. His poetry has been published and translated into many languages. His work at first glance appears to be rather traditional. In fact his paintings and calligraphy are individualistic and inventive. His whimsical use of traditional forms has been the hallmark of his eccentric approach. Humor and political comment contribute to the layers of meaning in his work. His signature seals play an inventive part in his painting compositions. His imaginative use of ink and brush strokes expands our understanding of calligraphy as a visual and symbolic art form. In Lo Ch'ing's words, "Through a semiotics deeply rooted in Chinese language and calligraphy, I orchestrate graphic conversations with the painting tradition, past and present, East and West by idea improvisation and technical extemporization."
Sponsor(s): LMAN Gallery