David DIAO
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors 1
2017
81*122cm
Painting
Acrylic and vinyl on canvas
code: DD_9983

The painting‘s name ‘Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors’ comes from a 1965 Ukrainian film by the Soviet filmmaker Sergei Paraijanov. However, the painting does not directly relate to the film content. The artist only borrows the film title to suggest how he inserts his artistic ancestors, such as Kazimir Malevich, El Lissitzky, Barnett Newman, and others, and his familial ones into the work. The ‘shadows’ here are not negative. Instead, it stands for David Diao’s inheritance and development of all these ancestors.

Related Exhibitions:
David Diao 01.22, 2021 -03.14, 2021
David Diao: Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors 05.24, 2018 -07.24, 2018
David Diao Solo Exhibition | West Bund Art and Design 2017 11.10, 2017 -11.12, 2017