Artwork by Walasse Ting, Gato Blanco (1986)
about Walasse Ting
Walasse Ting (Shanghai, 1929 - New York, 2010), was a Chinese-American artist and poet who left his native country to settle in Paris in 1952, where he met the artists Karel Appel, Asger Jorn and Pierre Alechinsky, members of the avant-garde group CoBrA. The works of Walasse Ting won him the Guggenheim Fellowship Prize in 1970.
Walasse Ting started out as an abstract art artist, but most of his works since the mid-1970s have been termed precious figurativeism. With a marked style based on the strength of color. His work is known not only for its fresh vibrancy, but for its drawings of beautiful and sensual women. He has carried out individual and group exhibitions nationally and internationally, and is present in different collections and art galleries.