Liu Shuyong, known also as Lao Shu, is a much-admired photographer and painter as well as a prolific writer and influential scholar. His paintings carry a sense of the absurd in our modern lives of endless activity and pursuit of material things. It is a humour carried through engaging images that draw on Chinese heritage. The characters in his paintings express emotions from agony to ecstasy and the poems accompanying them are often irreverent.
ink and colour on paper
52.7 x 44.0 cm image; 63.0 x 47.5 cm mount
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., in Chinese, ink "Lao Shu [ 老樹 ]... summer of 2017 [ 丁酉夏 ] ... hot, repaint this painting [熱再造此畫]”.
Edward and Goldie Sternberg Chinese Art Purchase Fund and funds provided by Edwin WS Mok and Bing Wu 2018
Not on display
© Shuyong Liu