Walasse Ting

1929 · China

Artist biography

Walasse Ting is an established contemporary visual artist, who originates from China. Walasse Ting was born in 1929. Artists Zao Wou Ki, Yang Yanping and Wucius Wong are of the same generation and same country as Walasse Ting.

Walasse Ting's exhibition

Walasse Ting's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Summer exhibition 2019 at Galerie Moderne Silkeborg in Denmark. The exhibition was open from 23 June 2019 until 16 August 2019.

Walasse Ting in private collections

On Artland Walasse Ting's works can be found in the collection of Tom, Jensimik, and The Løfberg Noack Collection, who for instance also has works by other artists including Ruth Asawa, Hur Kyung-Ae, and Qafar Rzayev.

Historical Context of China

For centuries, China has been among the most sophisticated and artistic cultures. Unique in its political and cultural systems, and rather hermetic in nature, it has always been somewhat of an enigma to the west. In the modern period, China has remained essentially behind its own closed doors. An Imperial power with centuries old traditions until the beginning of the 20th century, China was subsequently wracked by civil war as Chiang Kai Shek battled the forces of Mao Zedong for the control of this vast country, its people and resources.

Further Biographical Context for Walasse Ting

Born in 1929, Walasse Ting's creative work was predominantly inspired by the 1950s. The 1950s can be said to have been dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and explored ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal techniques of painting, and ideas of action painting were conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures nature of the Soviet bloc. Influential artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, but necessary reassessment of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.

Walasse Ting

  • Artworks in Collections 3
  • Exhibitions 2

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