Li Yuan-chia made this work the year he moved to London from Bologna, Italy. In the 1950s, he was part of the Taiwanese Ton Fan group, which helped establish abstract art in Taiwan and China. The calligraphic mark inspired his early work. Here it is reduced to two white dots contained within a geometric wooden construction. The dot symbolises a ‘Cosmic Point’, which Li described as ‘the beginning of everything and also the end. If you can really understand it, you will feel indeed the great life of the universe and the value of your existence.’
Gallery label, September 2023
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