It hung in a conference room; in studying it, I developed an understanding of material choice. The slick, glossy finish complements the exposed industrial pipes and cold concrete of a typical city studio or loft.
Hung Liu, Da Fan Che, 2012, mixed media, 60 x 60"
Her drip painting was mounted behind glass to smooth over any three-dimensionality, to give a manmade product a modern, machine-like quality. The glazed look reminded me of nail polish, granite, or lacquer.
When rendered on another surface, it certainly loses its gem-like quality.
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