Liu Kuo-Sung (Liu Guosong) (Chinese, b.1932)
AND THERE WAS LIGHT
Signed Liu Guosong c.l., dated 1968, with one seal of the artist, ink, colour and mixed media on paper, circular
image 46cm diameter, framed and glazed
Provenance: A private collection in London.
Exhibited: London, Hugh Moss Ltd., 1971.
Liu Kuo-Sung’s renowned Spacescape series emerged in 1969, but progressed in later years. Working with his expressionist abstractions and influenced by light from traditional Chinese lanterns, circular shapes became incorporated above structured geometric forms. Later, inspired by films of the Apollo mission, Liu merged the notion of outer space with the artistic practices of the Song Dynasty - the Chinese practice of observing and portraying scenes from an aerial viewpoint. An example of this is the 'Which is Earth?’ and ‘Moon’ series where Liu envisaged the universe while incorporating the culture of time-honoured Chinese painting and, importantly, transcending the world below. 'Moon Rising' (1971) is an example of his life’s work, which also brings the medium of ink to the forefront. It is also suggested that Liu Kuo-Sung is one of the most endorsed present-day artists in contemporary ink.
刘国松 有光 综合媒材纸本
款识：刘国松 艺术家钤印一枚 一九六八
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Sold for £9,500
Some scattered dots of foxing throughout, and a few larger spots of discolouration. One very small minor tear to border lower right. Not seen outside of frame.
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