Contemporary Chinese artist Wang Tingxin works in the balance between mimetic representation and subjective expression, a fundamental dialectic in modern Chinese painting. Stylistically, Tingxin's application of ink to paper is reminiscent of calligraphy, in its seamless synthesis of both form and meaning.
Wang Tingxin combines the ideology of traditional Chinese brush work with the serial abstraction of the French Impressionists in her unique style of painting. Of her inspirations, the artist explains, 'When feelings of joy, happiness, sadness or despair came upon me, I ran to the waterfront and shared laughter or tears with the sky and the sea. My soul attempts to echo Nature.' Through her works, Tingxin shows the beauty of Chinese ink and colour within a contemporary cultural context.