Bo Li No.2 - Master Useless

Mixed Media

Glass, Concrete and Steel



Shanghai 2013



    Industrialization, urbanization, and globalization have rapidly changed our living environment. Cement, steel, glass, and plastics have become the new “four treasures of the study” or Wen Fang Si Bao (文房四宝). These new materials have captivated our new sense of aesthetics, yet can be transposed onto the classical aesthetics. Thus I simply “draw” with these elements and pursue the new “Four Gentlemen” or Si Jun Zi (四君子) in the context of the “traditional” Chinese literati.


    Concrete landscape blueprint: 'Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains (The Master Wuyong Scroll)' by Huang Gongwang Yuan Dynasty