Yu Nancheng

Martial Art I ( Blue ), 2016
Oil on Canvas, 70 x 70 cm

USD 4,500 – 6,500


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About the artwork

In Yu's martial arts series, the purposeful movements of his figures in combat are emphasised by the firm imprints of his palette knife in creating an impastoed surface. The action of the artist's hand in the illustration of the fighters suggest movement, and spearhead the directional flow of energy throughout each piece with the resultant leading lines. Yu's figures are hence invigorated by the impressions of his impasto style, and stand out from the otherwise flat and monochrome canvas.

About the artist

Born in Changzhou, Jiangsu Province in 1956, Yu Nancheng currently resides in Shanghai and has been engaged in art creation for more than 40 years. His artworks have been exhibited across China and are collected by art institutions and professional art collectors around the world in locations such as the U.S, Germany, Switzerland, France, England, Japan and the Middle Eastern countries. Yu’s breakthrough technique of layers by palette knife application revolutionised the world of Chinese oil painting, with his contrasting Chinese and Western techniques embellishing his signature mediums.

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