Friday, 27 March 2009

(art.inspiration) song ling

For people who say they "don't get modern art", I think they just haven't looked at enough of it. Because there really is something for everybody. For me, I'm loving the work of Song Ling right now. He has just held an exhibition at Eva Breuer Art Dealer.

Which five words best describe you? Happy, stubborn, ambitious, love and working hard.
What was your first job and what path have you taken since then? Always been an artist, since the first job.
What’s your proudest achievement? Having a nice son.
What’s been your best decision? To be an artist.
What was the starting point for this exhibition? To show the variety of my style.
Who inspires you? My parents.
What are you passionate about? A happy family.
What’s the best lesson you’ve learnt? Trust myself.
Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? Dalai Lama.
What dream do you still want to fulfill? Own a painting by Rene Magritte.
What are you reading? Books by Zhang Ai ling

Images courtesy of Song Ling and Eva Breuer Art Dealer


lisa :: the red thread said...

I recently saw Ling's "Shanghai Flower" at the Art Gallery of NSW and I love the intensity of colour and graphic nature of her work.

Natalie Walton said...

Hi Lisa, I don't know if that's the same image he had in the Archibald? which I have now posted...

lisa :: the red thread said...

Hi Natalie, it was a different one, a triptych - part of the Sulman Prize I think. I posted an image of it here:

And apologies to Song Ling for thinking he was a she. It's always tricky with Chinese names as they write the last name first. Then when we westernise them we swap the order. In the Sulman catalogue he was listed as Ling Song, so I assumed Ling was the (female) artist's first name. What a long and convoluted comment!!

Natalie Walton said...

Don't worry, Lisa. I made the same mistake! It's such a poetic sounding name.


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