Another painting from Sheng Xiao’s irreverent Blank series. Playing with incredible precision and contrast, VI explores the visceral effects of grayscale and geometric fragmentation. The Blank series is Sheng Xiao’s most ambitious works to date.
Overtly defiant of the figurative aesthetics taught ubiquitously across China’s art education system, the Blank series gets its name from Sheng’s removal of all traces of space and subject. Using nothing but color and composition, Sheng pursues the purest relationship between emotion and imagery.