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Infinite Industries: Monthly Curated Artwork Downloads

Infinite Industries invites everyone to be challenged and enriched by the contemporary art experience. We believe that art can mean more than mass produced prints from big box stores. At the same time, powerful art does not need to come with a prohibitive price tag. Each month, we feature a work of art that is available to download for free. We pair the release of each piece with materials that help you learn about the work and the artist who created it.

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May 2017, Empty and Full, Ming Ying Hong

May 2017

Empty and Full

Ming Ying Hong

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Ming Ying Hong’s "Empty and Full" results from a meticulous process of depicting an explosion seconds before annihilation. Drawing with graphite on mylar over a period of several weeks, this piece distills the artist’s extensive thought process into a single, astonishing moment. The violent force of explosives produces a fleeting moment of striking beauty that quickly disappears. It is the ephemeral moment between detonation and rarefaction, being and nonbeing. In the artist’s own words, "...calm from violence, and presence from absence." Read More...

Ming's interdisciplinary practice examines things on the cusp of transformation -- visual meditations that stretch across days and weeks that it takes to complete her intricate drawings. A young artist, she received her MFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 2015, Ming has shown her work throughout the United States, including at the Ice Box Gallery in Philadelphia, the Green Building Gallery in Louisville, and the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis. Most recently, her work has been selected for the Manifest Gallery's International Drawing Publication, which comes out later this year. Ming currently lives in Norfolk, Virginia.

Additional works can be viewed on the artist's website.

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