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Yu Nancheng
Martial Art II , 2016

Oil on Canvas
70 x 70cm


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.

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  • +Artist Bio

    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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  • +Exhibitions

    Selected Solo Exhibitions 

    Solo Exhibition, Ode to Art, Singapore 

    Tai Chi Series, Wellington Gallery, Hong Kong
    M50 Creative Park, Shanghai, China  

    Tai Chi Series, Shangri-La Hotel, Shanghai, China 
    Tai Chi Series, Li Kai Lin Gallery, Manchester, UK
    Rhythm of Life, Moganshan Road, Shanghai, China 

    Changzhou Youth Club, Changzhou, China  

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