RED DANCING 2008, ZhOU xiAOPiNG (B. ChiNA, 1960), iNK, OChRE AND ACRyLiC ON RiCE PAPER MOUNTED ON CANVAS, 176 x382 CM. COURTESy ZhOU xiAOPiNG – TAASA Review September 2019


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artist living in a world of antagonistic, everchanging, fashionable art trends. A longitudinal forensic search of Zhou’s work reveals striking depictions of Aboriginal Australian life that pulsate with energy such as in Fishing Basket (2005), After the Catch (2006) and Boys (2007).

The faces are never detailed but only suggested with a few deft calligraphic strokes.

Indeed, expressive Chinese ink painting with its origins in Chinese calligraphy is the foundation of Zhou’s art...