Boulder Series #1- Li Xuan

Starting bid: $32,000.00

Artist: Li, Xuan
Boulder Series #1 (拙石 #1)

rice paper, ink, comprehensive pigment
123 x 155 cm
1999-2010

Filled with movement and darker colours, the work embodies many of the qualities that define the paintings of Li Xuan. Painted on traditional rice paper, the piece combines ink, light cinnabar and stone yellow Chinese pigment colour. Influenced by the works of painter Zhang Daqian, the artist paints with the splashes paint. Depicting the elemental power of drama and natural forces with the layered washes of white, grey, indigo and black waken around the boulder.

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Artist: Li, Xuan
Boulder Series #1 (拙石 #1)

rice paper, ink, comprehensive pigment
123 x 155 cm
1999-2010

Filled with movement and darker colours, the work embodies many of the qualities that define the paintings of Li Xuan. Painted on traditional rice paper, the piece combines ink, light cinnabar and stone yellow Chinese pigment colour. Influenced by the works of painter Zhang Daqian, the artist paints with the splashes paint. Depicting the elemental power of drama and natural forces with the layered washes of white, grey, indigo and black waken around the boulder.

 

Li Xuan (1941-2011)

Li Xuan was a Chinese famous painter. He was born on July 1, 1941, in Beijing. His painting mainly blended traditional Eastern ink wash drawing with Western modes of art-making.

In 1956, he was admitted to the central Art Academy in China.
In 1967, He worked at Taiyuan daily newspaper. His works include comic books, Chinese paintings, oil paintings, watercolors, sculpture and so on.
In 1986, The artist worked in Taiyuan ancient architecture group.
In 1990, The artist started an art studio of his painting.
In 1996, The artist set up a gallery of YU ZHI.
In 2010, The artist published his first personal painting album.
In 2011, The artist died in his studio, at the age of 70.
Today his painting are held in various international private and public collections.

Li Xuan started painting at the age of eight. He spent his life exploring how to combine western painting with Chinese painting. Combing the gestural movements of traditional calligraphy with the compositional structure of western abstraction, the work is always telling a story. He expresses his thoughts and feelings through his brush with all his life’s energy and all his wisdom.

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