Title: Ink Phantom by Liu Yitong
Date: November 28th 2018
Location: British Museum
Exhibiton: Ink Phantom by Liu Yitong
Date: Dec 3rd - Dec 9th 2018
Location: Arthill Gallery
Arthill Gallery is pleased to announce Ink Phantom by Liu Yitong. Showcasing a diverse range of artworks featuring the use of Chinese Ink, this event is a celebration of Yitong’s exploration into contemporary Chinese art using traditional processes.
Liu Yitong was born in 1950 in Shishi, Fujian. He has worked under Lou Shibai, Ding Ding, Huang Diqi, Wei Jiangqiong, Wang Baisheng, Hong Weifa, Liu Zhengdian, Huang Dawei and other masters of Chinese painting. After studying his craft for 50 years, Yitong has become a master of Chinese ink painting in his own right and was the founder of Ink Phantom school of the Chinese ink painting.
During the 1970s and 1980s, Yitong's works took part in many national art exhibitions and he became a well known artists among his peers. His work has featured in many publications including Records of Famous Chinese Artists, Archives of Chinese Contemporary Artists and Genealogy of Calligraphy and Painting in Eastern China in the 20th Century.
Liu Yitong has continued to explore his own path in art and the field of Chinese ink painting. In 2013, he was invited to participate in the Cannes Film Festival of France. His self-created Ink Phantom school of Chinese ink painting captured the art world at home and abroad.
This event is not endorsed or supported by the Trustees of the British Museum.