• Zhong Cheng 2012 Autumn Auction「Chinese Contemporary Art & Sculptures」
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    WU GUANZHONG (1919-2010)



    Ink and Colour on Paper

    With one seal of the artist

    Estimate TWD 2,200,000-3,200,000
    USD 73,800-107,400
    HKD 0-0

    Hammer Price TWD 2,242,000
    USD 77,310
    HKD 0

Provenance:Private collection, Singapore




Wu Guan Zhong spent his entire career in modernizing Chinese Water Ink. Based on his solid foundation in Chinese painting and self-realization, he has transformed and blended in Western painting elements. Along with his perseverance and passion, he created nationalist yet innovative paintings that are full of language. With his exquisite brushstrokes and magnificent concepts, he has expanded the way of how Eastern painting should be expressed and appreciated. He is indeed a prominent artist in the 20th Century.

“Landscape” was created in the 1980s and a representation of the artist’s breakthrough of content and form. The bold brushstrokes contoured the atmosphere, and passionately expressed the scenery captured by the eye. Investigated with abstract lines, the “長城” created in 1988 is a sophisticated masterpiece, and his explicit skills can be slightly observed from “Landscape”. The special depth is brought out by independent dots and lines. The layering ink can be formed into floating clouds or thicker pieces that are smooth and grand. It reminds the viewer of Liu Bang’s majestic poem “Gale winds blow wild clouds fly. Home coming now, I've conquered all within four seas”. Wu Guan Zhong has dedicated his career to practice this, the unbroken string of the kite, is a metaphor of connecting his race with the world. His artpieces must be innovative but at the same time honoring nationalism. The viewers will then be able to see a new era and appreciate the artist’s real passion. Combining the visual effects and spiritual concepts, a traditional innocence is among the canvas, enabling the viewers to feel his full vitality. 

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