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Heart . Water . Ink.

A Tribute to Xu Beihong

On View:
Saturday, July 12, 2014 — Sunday, October 19, 2014


Tribute to Mr. Xu Beihong. One of China’s best known and internationally acclaimed artists, Simon Ma is a painter, sculptor, designer, and musician.

The Heart • Water • Ink World Tour Exhibition 2014 makes its first scheduled U.S. visit at the Frost Art Museum. In this exhibition, Simon Ma goes back to his preferred subject, Nature, and his reference to power and majesty, mountains, skies, waters and animals. 2014 is the Chinese Year of the Horse, and the name Ma means horse, so the horse becomes the favorite subject for this exhibition.

In his inimitable and creative approach to art, Simon Ma, innovative artist and inheritor of the ancient traditions, looks up to the Chinese Master Xu Beihong and follows in his footsteps by creating a new show that unites the past and the present using a variety of materials and transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Heart • Water • Ink features more than 70 artworks including paintings, freehand brushwork, Chinese ink hybrids, graffiti art, Chinese calligraphy, lacquer paintings, 3-D video projections, Murano glass, and large-scale dragon and horse sculptures.