Oil on Canvas, 150 x 120 cm
USD 13,000 – 18,500
About the artwork
The title of this work is Awaiting. Perhaps there is something or someone she is waiting in the direction of her gaze. Perhaps she is waiting for a time where she can be who she wants to be, outside of the Cultural Revolution regime. She sits in the middle of the painting, reminiscing of a soldier’s portrait, in a uniform, waiting to be sent to a place of fear, not knowing when she will be able to come back home.
About the artist
Liu Chun Hai was born in Heilongjiang, China's most Northern province. Liu currently works as a professional painter and print-maker. He is married to Zhao Tianqi, who is also a successful print maker. Widely-exhibited in China and abroad, his works have been collected by both public institutions and private collectors around the world including ARD German Television, Freie University Berlin, Grain Import and Export Association Of France, Embassy of Greece, Embassy of the United States, Embassy of France, Gold Ion Group in Hong Kong, Beijing Branch Office of the Associated Press, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Like many other intellectuals of his generation, Liu endured the harshest period of the Cultural Revolution. Liu's works present a haunting portrayal of promising young people who were inducted to Mao's army, wanton with potential and individual ambition.