Liu Wei - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in Association with Poly Auction Hong Kong Thursday, December 3, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Whether in the creation, thinking or feeling, Liu Wei’s works bring a sense of time and space that is completely different from previous generations. His paintings are filled with multiple levels of complexity. Through rigorous composition and harmonious colors, the artist presents the beauty of order that is difficult to express in words to his audience. He attaches great importance to the exploration of visual styles. Simple, clear and touching the theme in a direct manner, his works express artistic approach opposing the conceptualization of art in complete visual ways. Created in 2010, Landscape depicted common scenes in daily life. It uses magnified images accurately produced by computers, and then re-adjusts the arrangement according to the new pixels generated by the magnification. By reorganizing linearly on the screen, light, shadow and boundary becomes abstract, which makes the picture seem familiar but indifferent and alienated; making it difficult for the audience to distinguish between virtual and reality. Liu Wei abandoned the literary emotional expression in his creation, and challenged the traditional painting theories and forms. The images he produced in a precise digital way constructed an aesthetic effect full of order and visual tension, and gave the landscape painting the "Liu Wei’s definition of 'style'".


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    Liu Wei at his Beijing Studio
    • Provenance

      Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner



signed and dated 'Liu Wei [in Chinese] 2010' on the reverse
oil on canvas
180 x 221 cm. (70 7/8 x 87 in.)
Painted in 2010.

Full Cataloguing

HK$550,000 - 750,000 

Sold for HK$1,197,000

Contact Specialist

Danielle So
Associate Specialist, Head of Day Sale

20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in Association with Poly Auction

Hong Kong Auction 4 December 2020