The Easel

13th June 2017

Paul Carey-Kent Writes on Ding Yi at Timothy Taylor Gallery

Ding Yi never liked China’s trendy political pop art. Instead he started making abstract paintings using just “x” and “+” marks. But that doesn’t mean they could be robotically generated. “There’s an emotional element to it. And that’s vital. A painting is a flat object, hung on a wall in silence – it has to offer the viewer something they can’t get enough off, that they can’t be finished with.”  An excellent commentary by the artist is here

10 art spectacles not to miss at Documenta 14 in Kassel

Documenta is a prestigious five yearly art event held in Kassel, Germany. This year for the first time an additional venue, Athens, has been used. The Athens part of the event received a muted reception. Being well funded, the Kassel show is huge and diverse – even disjointed according to one critic. Coverage of the opening press conference with the curators is here.