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 color on paper
52.8 x 44.7 cm image; 63.0 x 48.0 cm mount
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., in Chinese, ink "made by Lao Shu [ 老樹造 ]... in 2017 when autumn wind starts to pickup [時在丁酉秋風漸起]”.
Edward and Goldie Sternberg Chinese Art Purchase Fund and funds provided by Edwin WS Mok and Bing Wu 2018
Not on display
© Shuyong Liu