Song Ta presents a calligraphy project mixing diverse media: texts written on Post-it notes or paper fragments, scored exam paper, digital writing displayed on a monitor and cartoons drawn on A4 paper. The content of the writings can be a meaningless collage of Chinese characters, imitation of inscriptions by ancient Chinese calligraphers, famous quotations, or a single character without context. Working primarily with video, photography and performance, Song Ta has been establishing an identity as a calligrapher. In Song Ta’s conceptualization, the calligraphy of the Chinese literati tradition is both challenged and developed through his scribblings, carried out with deadpan humor.
Song Ta (b. 1988, Guangzhou) received his BFA in Education from the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 2010, and currently lives and works in Guangzhou. Most of Song Ta’s works are rooted in the artist’s observations and sampling of reality. His artworks do not emphasize refinement of traditional aesthetics or expression of visual beauty; rather, he adopts a relaxed, comical attitude, enjoying the conceptual freedom art allows him.
宋拓，1988 年於廣州出生，2010 年獲廣州美術學院頒