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Mengbo’s Mash-Up

by Robin Peckham
    For his latest solo exhibition in Shanghai, Feng Mengbo takes on that thorniest of projects: the melding of traditional aesthetics with a contemporary sensibility. As much as I enjoy ink painting, I have yet to be impressed by a single contemporary implementation of experimental or otherwise contemporary techniques in the genre or its medium; attempts to pull such content into the digital realm tend to struggle even more pitifully, as with the “animated paintings” that have become all the... [more]
Posted by Robin Peckham on 9/27/10