Han Meilin (b.1936), China

Heavenly Script

Calligraphy, Ink on paper, 68x408cm (89x444cm), 2008
Location:  CapitaHub, Capital Tower Level 30, Singapore

 

Over many years, Han Mei Lin collected ancient Chinese scripts and symbols, which were discovered on tortoiseshells, ceremonial bronze wares, stone drum, earthen ware and rock painting. Though the meanings of these pictogrammes have been lost, Han still draws much inspiration from thousands of them to form works of art. In this particular piece, he uses an even tone of grey to paint each character or symbol so that the viewers can better focus on their shapes. One admires the composition as if it is an abstract painting.

Artist’s Biography

Han Meilin’s large body of works extends over Chinese ink painting, calligraphy, sculpture, ceramics, and design. He has created significant public art sculptures and his works are exhibited internationally. Museums dedicated to his works have been established in Beijing and Hangzhou. Han is widely known as the designer-creator of the Fuwa mascots for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Comments
User DL
202.79.215.X | 2015-09-10 10:37:25
One of my fav artist, i love this 天书
User Art Management Unit, CapitaLand
202.79.215.X | 2015-09-10 15:17:41
Thank you; glad you like this piece.

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