- Qiu Deshu
- Fissuring series
- signed in QIU DESHU, DESHU in Chinese, and with two seals of the artist, framed
executed circa 1990s
- ink and colour on xuan paper and canvas
The mere concept of abstraction in Qiu's works may seem commonplace in today's global era, and yet it was truly one of revolution in his time. It is ironic that when the CaoCao group's exhibition was denounced for its 'abstract tendencies' and Qiu was severely punished as the leader of the initiative, the following year the Museum of Fine Arts Boston sent a exhibition of American Art to be displayed at the Shanghai Art Museum, which included the abstract art of Jackson Pollack. Inspired by the Abstract Expressionist works, Qiu gained confidence in his own commitment to abstraction and ink art.