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REVIEWS

NEW YORK

Art Projects International

Zheng Xuewu

by •JONATHAN GOODMAN

ZHENG XUEWU, Poetic Legacy: Tale of Distance,• 2003.• Mixed media on paper.• 42" x 31”.• Courtesy Art Projects International, New York.

Zheng Xuewu is a Beijing-based artist who is recognized in China for his ink constructions, for which he makes thousands of images from different print sources: carved woodblocks, cast metal printing type, stamps and other found objects. After achieving a surface of remarkable complexity, Zheng paints by hand his imagery, which usually occurs against a background of a single color. The combination of…

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