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Line, Colour, Magic: Woodblock Reduction Prints by Chen Li

  • The Coningsby Gallery 30 Tottenham Street London, England, W1T 4RJ United Kingdom (map)

Chen Li's award-winning reduction woodblock prints bring his unique vision and abundant originality to an age-old technique, creating pure magic.

Chen Li (b. 1971, Kunming) uses a rare woodblock reduction technique perfected in Yunnan. He prints all colours from a single woodblock, using thick oil-based colours that result in a mesmerising textured surface. Each step along this process destroys the previous one. Only a single edition can ever be printed and the process can never be repeated.