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Title

Lotus blooming in the heart

2017


Artist

Liu Shuyong

China

1962 -


About

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.


Details


Place where the work was made

Beijing China


Cultural origin

China


Date

2017


Media category

Painting


Materials used

ink and watercolour on paper


Dimensions

52.9 x 42.9 cm image; 59.0 x 47.5 cm mount


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., in Chinese, ink "made and acknowledged by Lao Shu [ 老樹制並識 ]... early autumn of 2017 [ 丁酉秋初 ] ... recording the encountering and thoughts when traveling in Longshang region i.e. northern Shaanxi, Gansu and its west [記隴上行所遇所思]”.


Credit

Edward and Goldie Sternberg Chinese Art Purchase Fund and funds provided by Edwin WS Mok and Bing Wu 2018


Location

Not on display


Accession number

86.2018


Artist information

Liu Shuyong

Works in the collection

5


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history