无隅 Without Corner

无隅 Without Corner

135cm x 68cm
Ink on paper

2016年赴杭州出席G20 国际艺术大展。期间到访友人画室,欣见好纸,当下落笔写下这幅作品。 “无隅”,典出老子《道德经》中的大方无隅,寓意大气度能包容万物,无菱角而具浑然、厚重的气韵。

On a trip to the G20 International Art Exhibition held in Hangzhou in 2016, I dropped by the art studio of a friend. Delighted by fine-quality paper I composed this piece instantly. The phrase “大方无隅” (The largest square has no corner) is found in Lao Zi’s Dao De Jing. It describes the magnanimity of the universe which can accommodate everything, has no corner and is full and weighty.