Walasse Ting, Pour mon charmeuse "Fleur Brofos", 1959, 178x96 cm. Paper
Born 1929 in Shanghai - died 2010.
Self-taught painter, sculptor, graphic artist and poet
He studied in a short period at the Shanghai Art Academy before sailing to France where he arrived to Paris in 1950, without money, friends or shelter over his head. After 8 years in Paris had Walasse Ting finally build close relationships to several of the COBRA artists, especially Pierre Alechinsky and Asger Jorn.
Ting travels to New York in 1958 and meets Sam Francis at the same time when the abstract expressionism is at its highest. The two artists becomes very close friends and Ting is obvious inspired by Francis.
Børge Birch becomes acquainted with Walasse Ting through Pierre Alechinsky, which recommended him to make an exhibition in Galerie Birch, Copenhagen. The 5th December of 1960 opens the doors in Galerie Birch to the first exhibition with Walasse Ting, with 19 paintings and 8 ceramic plates. The success is great and it’s followed by other exhibitions again in 1963, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1980 and 1981.
In the seventies develop Ting his characteristic style and in contrary to in Paris, he begins to sell a lot of paintings. After more than 20 successful years in New York, moves Walasse Ting to Amsterdam where he has his studio.
Walasse Ting is easily recognizable on his colourful, clear pallet with the peculiar light, his figurative motif choice and almost flamboyant style. His seducing and magical world is a pleasure on the senses and appeals to those who share his passion for beauty in the natural world. The artist uses acrylic with virtuosity so it appears feather light and transparent like watercolours.
Walasse Ting was in 1970 honored with The Guggenheim Fellowship Award for Drawing.
Galerie Birch has known and cooperated with Walasse Ting in many years and have a thorough knowledge of his artworks.
Musee Cernusohi, Paris.
Guggenheim Museum New York.
Chicago Art Institut.
Museum of Hong Kong.
Represented at the following Danish Museums
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