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Lotus No. 8

Lotus No. 8

(Chinese, b. 1963)
75 x 90 cm (29 1/2 x 35 7/16 in.)
© Chen Qi
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

A co-founder of the Amphibism art movement of the early 1990s, water is a primary theme in Chen's work.


Chen Qi's works often show a single object up close. Here an open lotus flower set against a black ink ground evokes the image of a blossom merged into and reflecting the bright moonlight. At close view, the bulging petals defined by crisp printed lines show fine veins in relief, embossed into the paper and achieved through a blind impressed wooden block that has no ink.

Chen Qi has been awarded many prizes for his art on a national and international level, including a gold medal at the 13th National Print Exhibition in 1996 in Beijing. He has exhibited in Europe and Asia, including Paris, Geneva, Kuala Lumpur, and New Delhi.
  • 1994–2013
    (An Li Gallery, Beijing, China, sold to James Sören Edgren)
    J. Sören Edgren, Princeton, NJ, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Burg, Christer von der, Bin An, Julia Frances Andrews, David Barker, Ellen Johnston Laing, Frances Wood, and Hwang Yin. The art of contemporary Chinese woodcuts [中国当代木板艺术 = Zhongguo dang dai mu ban yi shu]. London: The Muban Foundation, 2003. p. 114
    Chen, Qi 陈琦. Shi jian jian pu: Chen Qi 1983-2013 [时间简谱 : 陈琦 1983-2013 = Notations of time: Chen Qi 1983-2013]. Beijing: Renmin meishu chubanshe, 2013.
  • Modern Impressions - Light and Water in Chinese Prints (Chinese art rotation). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (November 4, 2022-May 7, 2023).
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