AI XUAN. Distant Cloud 2013 ink and colour on xuan paper 90 x 97cm
Est. HK$ 200,000-300,000/US$ 25,800–38,700
HONG KONG, 25 October 2013. Tiancheng International’s Modern and Contemporary Art, and Fine Chinese Paintings Autumn Auctions 2013 will be held on 25 November, at Tiancheng International’s headquarters on 30/F, Bank of China Tower, 1 Garden Road, Central, Hong Kong. With the theme of visual art styles, the current modern and contemporary art auction presents artworks in three categories, namely ‘Description: Expression and Capture,’ ‘Structure: Tableau Construction,’ and ‘Expression: Express Emotion,’ showcasing important works by acclaimed artists including Chu Teh-chun, Ai Xuan, Li Jin, Liu Xing He, Xiao Qing, Zhang Guanbin and many more. In the fine Chinese paintings section, works by Zhang Daqian, Qi Baishi, Zhao Shao’ang, Tang Yun, Feng Zi Kai and so on will be presented as well.
Ms. Sidney Kuo, the spokesperson of Tiancheng International’s Modern and Contemporary Art Department, remarked “Throughout the time-honoured visual art history, artists have been challenging themselves on the possibilities of creating and building signature artistic styles on a two dimension level. Contemporary artists, particularly, face more acute challenges due to the even wider options of medium. Nonetheless, such difficulties urge and inspire the artist to experiment, conclude and most importantly, give birth to the wondrous world full of artistic styles and forms.
“This autumn, Tiancheng International heartily presents our auction under the theme of ‘Rediscovering the Aesthetic Value of Art’. Through a focused and meticulously curated set of artworks, we will present to our valued collectors important artworks of different styles and forms adopted by Chinese modern and contemporary artists. This auction is divided into three categories: 1. Description (how artists describe their subject and its essence), 2. Structure (how artists define the world with line and space), and 3. Expression (the pure output of emotions with rhythmicity). Also, given the renaissance of Sinology and the return of calligraphy, we are pleased to also branch out to a subsection of ‘The Art of Calligraphy’ from the ‘Description’ section. Through the works of four popular contemporary calligraphers, we will intricately, yet concretely, introduce the manifestation of calligraphy within a contemporary context. In short, we are positive that our exquisite offerings this season will be a delight to art connoisseurs.”