Wang Qin interprets the tradition and style of Chinese calligraphy and ink painting through the medium of glass. His works are Zen-like, communicating an adherence to Chinese traditional culture and pursuit of the spiritual. His “Calligraphy or Not?“ series depict his passion for Chinese calligraphy and culture. The simplicity of his black and white palette on a canvas of clear glass exudes serenity and purity of heart.
All works are formed by the casting method. In working with glass as a medium, Wang Qin demonstrates both mastery and respect in his attitude towards the art form. “I respect glass as a material, and don’t want to control it. I try to talk to the glass and understand it; merge with it to achieve an utterly harmonious connection between my heart and the material,” says Wang Qin.