Yu Nancheng

Martial Art II , 2016
Oil on Canvas, 70 x 70 cm

USD 4,400 – 6,300

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About the artwork

Martial Art II by Yu Nancheng depicts two figures practicing Tai Chi together. Yu’s skillful attention to the movement of the body is clear in this work, as he replicates the thoughtful and controlled moves of the martial art form through his use of impasto. The textured surface gives the piece a sense of vitality, reinforced by the dynamic poses of the figures Yu captures in the work, as well as the vivid “China Red” oil paint used which conveys the tension and intensity of the movement sequence being performed between the two figures.



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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