Liu ZhengYong

时间之书二, Book of Time II
Oil on Canvas, 150 x 6.6 x 135 cm

USD 16,100 – 23,000

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About the artwork

The blurry contour of the bodies in this painting emulates a calm strength, one that allows others to feel the expressions of humanity contained within the canvas. With no facial features visible the figures are enigmatic, allowing us to contemplate it and create our own interpretations of their identity. The work is highly textured, with the sweeping strokes of Liu’s brushstroke clearly visible, instilling a sense of life and energy within it. Liu 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.

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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