Born 1973, Beijing. Lives and works in New York and Beijing

Plodding in place, a man and a horse trek through an unfolding landscape not of mountains and streams but of emotions. To make Brainstorm (2009), the artist dropped ink onto wet glass and used a brush to guide it as it swirled and seeped. Begun at a time of depression, the “spiritual journey” took over a year to paint and film, she says. Near the end, the hand that brushed the two travellers into the scene intervenes again, wiping a pool of darkness into a clean white moon.

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