Liu Chun Hai

Scent of a Rose , 2017
Oil on Canvas, 150 x 120 cm

USD 13,100 – 18,800


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About the artwork

Without the transaction of the roses, there is a clear separation between the two girls in terms of social class. Yet the gift of the roses, clearly unexpected by the receiver, and firmly presented with a sense of responsibility by the giver, unites the two girls who come from different worlds. Liu Chun Hai shares his philosophy that people should not be separated because of social status, and that those who are given more carries a duty to help those who are given less.

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. 

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