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  • Beijing-based artist Song Yige’s works frequently refer to her childhood and to the overwhelming sense of isolation of youth. Mundane, well-used objects which carry the presence of lived history, are depicted starkly isolated in the centre of Song Yige’s surreal compositions. In Out of control the jarring contrast with the cold, richly painted background points to a sense of darkness and of the unknown enveloping the present. Distinguished by her choice to deviate from the conventional post-1980s symbolism favoured by her Chinese contemporaries, Song Yige utilises classical representation and figuration as a means of exploring the ambiguities of contemporary society.    

    • Provenance

      ArtMia Gallery, Beijing
      Acquired from the above by the present owner


Out of Control

signed and dated ‘Song Yige [in Chinese and Pinyin] 2011’ lower right
oil on canvas
128 x 153 cm. (50 3/8 x 60 1/4 in.)
Painted in 2011.

Full Cataloguing

HK$150,000 - 250,000 

Sold for HK$151,200

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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