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CLIFF

Lot No. 1281
Artist: Yuan Yuan (b.1973)

Series: China Guardian HK 2016 Autumn Auctions
Session: 20th Century and Contemporary Chinese Art
Size: 160 x 120 cm
Dynasty: People's Republic of China (1949-)
Estimate: HKD 350,000-450,000
Price Realized: HKD 413,000

Painted in 2008;Oil on Canvas;Signed in Chinese and dated on the reverse;Exhibited:Xiaoping Gallery, Shanghai China, The Blind Man and The Elephant, 19th October - 23rd November 2008.Provenance:Xiaoping Gallery, Shanghai;Private Collection, Asia.YUAN YUAN(b.1973)Born in the year of 1973, Yuan Yuan graduated from China Academy of Art, and has been considered as one of the most prominent artist in younger generation of China. He received Luo Zhongli scholarship with his graduate work in the year of 2008, and soon launched several exhibitions in Xiaoping Gallery, Shanghai in next two years. Since then, his works have received a lot of compliments and has gained reputation for his talented sensibility after being represented by Edouard Malingue Gallery.Cliff was created in 2008, which belongs to the period while the artist received Luo Zhongli scholarship. It was also a transition period of Yuan Yuan. Gaining inspiration from his personal experience, the artist mixed various unconnected elements in a corner of a park, and squeezed all delicate details to a unique plain surface. The entire painting was set in a cyan tone, accentuated the composition of the water and the sky inside the canyon. The lichen colour of the trees added a summery touch to the scenery. In the left side of the painting, waterfalls dropped down to the surface with several splashs, given a lively aesthesia to the audience. Meanwhile, people gathered together inside the water and obviously enjoying the leisure time of the day… Cliff was one of the very rare creatures of the artist for its outdoor landscape. The Canyon supposed to be a calm and open space, but the people inside the water made the whole scenery full of life and energy. In Cliff, the artist vividly portrayed a natural sights by using traditional oil colour, created an Utopia to the audience, with delightful sound of the echo and running water.

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