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THE SEA IN THE SEA

Ink on Paper|

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April, 2013. I was thinking about the plan of my solo exhibition in the Ring Exhibition Hall of the Gallery, China Academy of Art. Looking around, I imagined the sea levels I drew as horizontal lines unfolding one after another in this exhibition hall. Suddenly I had an illusion of the boundless huge waves gushing out towards me from every side, with a thunder of sound.

A year later, when I read the sentences written by Zhuangzi, “The Great of the South China Sea called Shu and, the Great of North Sea called Hu, and the central Great called Chaos”, which reminded me of the huge waves in the exhibition hall. It suddenly occurred to me that I have to transform myself from an observer of the ocean into a local. As a result, I tried to abandon the visual parts, using my body and mind to feel the invisible energy and serenity of the ocean. At the time of primeval chaos, I float in the vast mist, with the initial mind of me.

 

 

Tang Nannan

2016.03


The Sea In The Sea 55 Ink on Paper diameter 66.5cm 2015


The Sea In The Sea 2 Ink on Paper 70×72cm 2014


The Sea In The Sea 7 Ink on Paper 132×85 2015


The Sea In The Sea 66 Ink on Paper 365×145cm 2015


海中有海 9 The Sea In The Sea 9 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 143×63.4 2015.jpg

海中有海 9 The Sea In The Sea 9 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 143×63.4 2015


海中有海 17 The Sea In The Sea 17 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 直径41.5 2015.jpg

The Sea In The Sea 17 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 直径41.5 2015


海中有海 57 The Sea In The Sea 57 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 247×55cm 2015.jpg

The Sea In The Sea 57 Ink on Paper 247×55cm 2015


海中有海 39 The Sea In The Sea 39 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 直径33.5cm 2015.jpg

The Sea In The Sea 39 Ink on Paper 直径33.5cm 2015


海中有海 59 The Sea In The Sea 59 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 188×132cm 2015.jpg

The Sea In The Sea 59 Ink on Paper 188×132cm 2015


海中有海 54 The Sea In The Sea 54 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 直径56.5cm 2015.jpg

The Sea In The Sea 54 Ink on Paper 直径56.5cm 2015


海中有海 62 The Sea In The Sea 62 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 246×124cm 2015.jpg

The Sea In The Sea 62 Ink on Paper 246×124cm 2015


海中有海 79 The Sea In The Sea 79 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper  140x70cmx8 2016.jpg

The Sea In The Sea 79 Ink on Paper  140x70cmx8 2016


海中有海 50 The Sea In The Sea 50 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 直径50.5cm 2015.jpg

The Sea In The Sea 50  Ink on Paper 50.5cm 2015



海中有海 64 The Sea In The Sea 64 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 365×145cm 2015.jpg

The Sea In The Sea 64 Ink on Paper 365×145cm 2015


海中有海 65 The Sea In The Sea 65 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 350×145cm 2015.jpg

海中有海 65 The Sea In The Sea 65 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 350×145cm 2015.jpg

The Sea In The Sea 65 Ink on Paper 350×145cm 2015


海中有海 67 The Sea In The Sea 67 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 74×39cm 2015.jpg

The Sea In The Sea 67 Ink on Paper 74×39cm 2015


海中有海 68 The Sea In The Sea 68 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 74×39cm 2015.jpg

The Sea In The Sea 68 Ink on Paper 74×39cm 2015


海中有海 69 The Sea In The Sea 69 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 64×63cm 2015.jpg

The Sea In The Sea 69 Ink on Paper 64×63cm 2015


海中有海 73 The Sea In The Sea 73 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 139×70cm 2016.jpg

The Sea In The Sea 73 Ink on Paper 139×70cm 2016


海中有海 74 The Sea In The Sea 74 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 115×70cm 2016.jpg

The Sea In The Sea 74 Ink on Paper 115×70cm 2016


海中有海 76 The Sea In The Sea 76 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 138×85cm 2016.jpg

The Sea In The Sea 76 Ink on Paper 138×85cm 2016


海中有海 80 The Sea In The Sea 80 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 240x145cm 2017.jpg

The Sea In The Sea 80 Ink on Paper 240x145cm 2017


海中有海 81 The Sea In The Sea 81 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 70x140cm 2017.jpg

The Sea In The Sea 81 Ink on Paper 70x140cm 2017


海中有海 83 The Sea In The Sea 83 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 62x64cm 2017.jpg

The Sea In The Sea 83 Ink on Paper 62x64cm 2017


海中有海 84 The Sea In The Sea 84 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 74x39cm 2017.jpg

The Sea In The Sea 84 Ink on Paper 74x39cm 2017


海中有海 85 The Sea In The Sea 85 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 39x74cm 2017.jpg

The Sea In The Sea 85 Ink on Paper 39x74cm 2017


海中有海 88   The Sea In The Sea 88 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 184x82cm 2017.jpg

The Sea In The Sea 88  Ink on Paper 184x82cm 2017


海中有海 89  The Sea In The Sea 89 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 174x98cm 2017.jpg

The Sea In The Sea 89 Ink on Paper 174x98cm 2017


无名海滩8号Unknown Beach NO.8 黑白胶片Black and white film 85x70cm 2011(20M).jpg

Unknown Beach NO.8 Black and white film 85x70cm 2011



OBLIVIOUS OCEAN

Ink on Paper|

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Compared with its calmness and clearness today, the surface of the ocean is dark and mysterious in memory, numerous monsters lurking beneath its surging tides. It was chaos without the existence of man, without any border between land and sea, even without land, allowing the water to travel to anywhere it pleased…

Recalling those scenes, I drew them down: the beast in the teenager’s mind of me, and the legends told by the old fishermen were all shining through in the paper, replaying the illusion in literation, and the castles in the air. I gradually grasped the essence of the Chinese landscape painting created by ancestors, with the waves and clouds interweaving, the emotion and mist permeating. The sea didn’t look like sea anymore, only to see the waves and mountain overlapping.

However, I still haven’t found the boundless ocean of my memory, which is the ocean before the appearance of man. Imagine the first human to see the ocean, where you may glimpse someone familiar walking towards you, but you are not able to distinguish his contour clearly-exactly like the fact that you are from the ocean but you know so little about it. You would ask yourself whether to return or not, for the surging waves of the forgetting sea didn’t make you want to pull into the shore.

TangNannan

2014.05


遗忘之海 7 Oblivious Ocean 7 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 76×145cm×6 2013.jpg

Oblivious Ocean 7 Ink on Paper 76×145cm×6 2013


遗忘之海 8 Oblivious Ocean 8 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 79x74cm 2013.jpg

Oblivious Ocean 8 Ink on Paper 79x74cm 2013


遗忘之海 12 Oblivious Ocean 12 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 91.8×74.5cm 2013.jpg

Oblivious Ocean 12 Ink on Paper 91.8×74.5cm 2013


遗忘之海 20 Oblivious Ocean 20 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 75×145cm×4 2014.jpg

Oblivious Ocean 20 Ink on Paper 75×145cm×4 2014


遗忘之海 247 Oblivious Ocean 247 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 35×36cm 2015.jpg

Oblivious Ocean 247 Ink on Paper 35×36cm 2015


遗忘之海420 Oblivious Ocean420 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 97×180cm×4 2017.jpg

Oblivious Ocean420 Ink on Paper 97×180cm×4 2017


遗忘之海 37 Oblivious Ocean 37 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 75.3×144cm 2013.jpg

Oblivious Ocean 37 Ink on Paper 75.3×144cm 2013


遗忘之海 42 Oblivious Ocean 42 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 58.6×93.5cm 2013.jpg

Oblivious Ocean 42 Ink on Paper 58.6×93.5cm 2013


遗忘之海 45 Oblivious Ocean 45 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 71.8×46.4cm 2013.jpg

Oblivious Ocean 45 Ink on Paper 71.8×46.4cm 2013


遗忘之海 82 Oblivious Ocean 82 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 47.2×62cm 2013.jpg

Oblivious Ocean 82 Ink on Paper 47.2×62cm 2013


遗忘之海 131 Oblivious Ocean 131 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 62.6×37.2cm 2013.jpg

Oblivious Ocean 131 Ink on Paper 62.6×37.2cm 2013


遗忘之海 132 Oblivious Ocean 132 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 59.4×30cm 2013.jpg

Oblivious Ocean 132 Ink on Paper 59.4×30cm 2013


遗忘之海 134 Oblivious Ocean 134 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 80.5×34.9cm 2011.jpg

Oblivious Ocean 134 Ink on Paper 80.5×34.9cm 2011

遗忘之海 190 Oblivious Ocean 190 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 96×178cm×5 2013.jpg

Oblivious Ocean 190 Ink on Paper 96×178cm×5 2013


遗忘之海 191 Oblivious Ocean 191 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 96×180cm×3 2014.jpg

Oblivious Ocean 191 Ink on Paper 96×180cm×3 2014


遗忘之海 235 Oblivious Ocean 235 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 114×68cm 2015.jpg

遗忘之海 235 Oblivious Ocean 235 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 114×68cm 2015


遗忘之海 265 Oblivious Ocean 265 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 70×35cm 2015.jpg

Oblivious Ocean 265 Ink on Paper 70×35cm 2015


遗忘之海 272 Oblivious Ocean 272 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 100×97cm 2016.jpg

Oblivious Ocean 272 Ink on Paper 100×97cm 2016


遗忘之海 429 Oblivious Ocean429 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 109×77cm2017.jpg

Oblivious Ocean 429 Ink on Paper 109×77cm 2017


遗忘之海 430 Oblivious Ocean430 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 245x124cm 2017.jpg

Oblivious Ocean 430 Ink on Paper 245x124cm 2017


遗忘之海330 Oblivious Ocean330 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 98×1180cm×4 2016.jpg

Oblivious Ocean 330 Ink on Paper 98×1180cm×4 2016



遗忘之海331 Oblivious Ocean331 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 70×142cm×4 2016.jpg

Oblivious Ocean 331 Ink on Paper 70×142cm×4 2016


遗忘之海333 Oblivious Ocean333 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 89×156cm×5 2016.jpg

Oblivious Ocean 333 Ink on Paper 89×156cm×5 2016


遗忘之海421 Oblivious Ocean421 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 69×139cm×4 2017.jpg

Oblivious Ocean 421 Ink on Paper 69×139cm×4 2017


遗忘之海422 Oblivious Ocean422 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 69×139cm×4 2017.jpg

Oblivious Ocean 422 Ink on Paper 69×139cm×4 2017


遗忘之海424  Oblivious Ocean424 纸本水墨 Ink on Paper 66×48cm 2017.jpg

Oblivious Ocean 424 Ink on Paper 66×48cm 2017