Lo Ch'ing: The Poetry of Postmodern Landscape

Painting (in) the Anthropocene

The Anthropocene is a term given to the chronological period of the Earth's existence in which human practices and actions substantially impact on the planet's ecosystems. In recent decades, artists around the world have attempted to draw attention to the interconnections between humans and the networks of living and nonliving entities in which they are entangled, sometimes building upon and sometimes challenging traditional modes of imaging 'the landscape.'  This collection of images places Lo Ch'ing within this artistic field, investigating how his work draws attention to the situation of humans, animals, and plants—and their interdependence—in the context of global modernity. 

Raino Isto