Yu Nancheng

L4 Tai Chi Sword (太极剑)
Oil on Canvas, 100 x 5 x 200 cm

USD 15,400 – 21,900

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About the artwork

This painting depicts an infinite number of people, united and engaged in practicing rhythmic Tai Chi. There is strong use of texture and shadow with a minimal horizontal composition - bearing a simplicity that resembles Rothko’s vast color fields, but with hues and unique materials representing the honour and values of Chinese culture. People in green symbolise health and harmony and they are being embraced with a warm yellow glow and culture of support within Tiananmen Square.

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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