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  • Provenance


    Private Collection, Switzerland

  • Catalogue Essay

    When a young boy, Xiaoxia demonstrated great promise as a painter and was heavily influenced by his father and traditional Chinese painting. On maturing, his fascination with contemporary art led to his relocation to Europe. It was here he started to receive artistic recognition and ultimately was able to forge his career. Xiaoxia was widely accepted and praised during his time in Europe. It was during this period, at the peak of his career, that he chose to return to his homeland. The artist turned his back on a rich exhibition schedule and shifted his focus to the study of traditional Chinese painting. Xaioxia’s paintings incorporate both eastern and western influences, classical and modern traditions. His control of such conflicting trans-cultural systems has led to a much-celebrated and rich oeuvre.

150

The Mind

1992

Oil, ink and gold leaf on canvas.

180 × 154 cm (70 7/8 × 60 5/8 in).

Signed on the reverse.

Estimate
£15,000 - 20,000 

BRIC

14 - 15 April 2011
London