At first,I thought this was a landscape treated like a frontal still-life , but if you look beyond the large vertical brushstrokes at the rear, you’ll notice the actual depth of this painting. The viewer must cross the thick grey curtain of paint to see other buildings’volumes in the background.
The horizontal, supple, more luminous foreground is very necessary to enhance the composition. Brilliant!
Yan-Pei Ming (Shangai 1960,lives in France),’Paysage international,Shangai,lieu du crime’, 2004 (international landscape,Shangai,crime scene).