The U.S. premiere for Chinese crossover artist Simon Ma's new world tour exhibition "Heart Water Ink" opens July 12 through October 19 at Frost Art Museum in Miami.
"Heart • Water • Ink" features more than 70 artworks including Ma’s paintings, freehand brushwork, Chinese ink hybrids, graffiti art, Chinese calligraphy sculptures, dimensional stroke and lacquer paintings, 3-D art video, projections, Murano glass, and large-scale dragon and horse sculptures.
As part of the Miami leg of this world tour, Ma will present a seminar about Chinese water ink that will be open to the public and to students at Florida International University. The exhibition also will feature an equine-themed short film “China Dream,” an homage to Master Xu Beihong (broadcast on National Geographic and Discovery) and an equine-themed jewelry collection co-created with Chow Tai Fook.
Internationally renowned as a 21st century inheritor of the ancient traditions, Simon Ma looks up to the experience of the Chinese Master Xu Beihong and follows in his footsteps by creating an exhibition that unites the past and the present.
Different materials from nature reflect various personalities and characteristics of Simon's horses. Inspired by Xu’s artistic notion of the benevolent horse, large-scale horse sculptures modeled after the Chinese character of horse will anchor this exhibition.