Liu ZhengYong

Paper Works
, 79 x 60.5 cm

USD 2,800 – 4,000


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About the artwork

This semi-abstract painting by Chinese artist Liu Zhengyong features two figures, who are rendered in a highly stylized manner, hunching over on the ground. The work is highly textured, with the sweeping strokes of Liu’s brushstroke clearly visible, instilling a sense of life and energy within it, that is further reinforced by the vivid colour palette. Li piously layers paint upon layers on the already wet canvas, in order to create the unique texture, through which he expresses the weight that is present in the depth of his heart. The evocative image of his subjects starkly contrasts the vacant background, presenting a display of life in all its vigour, and illustrating the force of human expression that is the bridge between our emotions and spirit.

About the artist

Born in 1980 in Zhuzhou City, Hunan Province, China, Liu Zheng Hong graduated from Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts in 2004 with a major in oil painting. Armed with textured movement and a vivid sense of colour, Zheng Yong channels the most intrinsic of Chinese sensibilities into a distinctly western medium. 

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