Sun Yu-Li - National Gallery Singapore - Gallery Benefit | Past. Future. Present. Singapore Monday, January 10, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Courtesy of the Artist and Ode to Art

  • Catalogue Essay

    Born in Nanjing, China and educated in Taiwan, architect-turned-artist Sun Yu-li (b. 1948, China) dedicated much of his early career to a relentless pursuit of a “formal language of the metaphysical,” which he coined the “Universal Language.” Sun employs simple characters and symbols in his work to investigate the origins of aesthetics and language. Form, meaning and communication touch and synthesise. He believes that when early consciousness takes hold in young children, thoughts form and drawings become the earliest development of human communication, or the universal system of primary expression.



steel, spray paint
24 x 41 x 12 cm. (9 1/2 x 16 1/8 x 4 3/4 in.)
Executed in 2016.

$1,900 - 3,800 


Contact Specialist

Christine Fernando
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National Gallery Singapore - Gallery Benefit | Past. Future. Present.

Online Auction 10 - 20 January 2022