Art Exhibition | Artist from Suzhou
Zen Embroidery (ZENSIL)
by Yijun (Tony) Tang
Exhibit: May 1 – 31
Included with Garden Admission
Artist in attendance
Saturday May 2, 2015 from 2pm – 4pm
In the Hall of One Hundred Rivers – enter through Carrall Street Entrance
Yijun Tang is the founder of Zen Embroidery, Zensil, an art form inspired by Zen practice designed to help individuals understand themselves. In his two-way exploration of installation and embroidery art, Yijun created the first three-dimensional Zensil art piece, signifying the first time
Chinese embroidery art transformed from two to three dimensions and marked the establishment of Chinese embroidery in contemporary art. Yijun is also well-known for his mesmerizing abstract oil paintings. Merging his two skills, Yijun has painted specific oil paintings according to the Zen aesthetic and embroidered on the paintings a stitching method he invented. Yijun’s show promises to present an impressive and dynamic mix of contemporary work infused with Zen inspiration.
Interesting fact: Yijun’s mother, Jinzhen Gu, is the master creator of former U.S. President Bill Clinton’s family embroidery portrait.