Ink

The spontaneous expression of the oriental to the west.

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ZHAO BIRU

Contemporary Chinese artist residing in France since 2004, Zhao Biru creates abstract compositions which testify of a great mastery of graphic design. She uses mixed media on paper for her mostly abstract ink paintings. The exhibition Encre unveils her latest works.

She is one of the best Chinese graphic designers: in 1998, two of her posters were selected for the Beijing Design Museum and for the catalog of the collective exhibition "the 100 best Chinese graphic designers of the twentieth century". In 2006, Les Editions des Beaux-Arts Populaires de Shanghai devoted a book to her work on ink. She says she is inspired by Chinese artists like Si Lin Fengniam and Liu Haisu. She is also interested in the work of Marcel Duchamp, Pierre Soulages and Antoni Tàpies. Her last exhibition to date was in February 2020 at the Grand Palais in Paris.