ROAMING APPARITION 140912
WANG HUANG-SHENG (b.1956)
China Guardian HK 2016 Autumn Auctions
20th Century and Contemporary Chinese Art
68 x 70 cm
People's Republic of China (1949-)Estimate:
Painted in 2014;Ink on paper;Signed in Chinese and dated "140912" , stamped with one seal by the artist on lower left;Exhibited:Lin & Lin Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan, Roaming Apparition, 13 June to 5 July 2015;Note:This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by Lin & Lin Gallery, Taiwan with signature from the artist;WANG HUANG-SHENG(b.1956)Wang Huang-sheng - artist, curator and art museum director - has been in pursuit of creating his own language of water painting through his creations. His works are distinct from the traditional Chinese water paintings for their signature linear elements, which invoke an air of mystique. For this specific work, the tangles of lines are akin to paths to his heart; the closer to it, the denser the lines. Convoluted yet defined, the extended and overlapping lines and dots as well as the void create tangible tensions. Wang managed to strike a subtle balance between tangibility and intangibility by eschewing the straightforward narrative form. His free-flowing style echoes Laozi’s take on “Tao” and endow the old art form with new expression.