Description

    Lui Liu (b. 1957)
    Interval, 1999
    Oil on canvas
    36 x 30 inches (91.4 x 76.2 cm)
    Signed and dated lower left: Lui Liu 99

    PROVENANCE:
    The artist;
    Private collection, Texas, acquired from the above.

    Born in North China in 1957, Lui Liu was one of the first group of students since the end of the Cultural Revolution to enter the Central Academy of Fine Arts. In 1991 he moved to Canada during a time when the Realism movement in China shifted its focus and slowly freed itself from the Soviet influence. By separating himself from the artistic mainstream in China while living in the west, Liu has been able to provide a unique perspective on both worlds, and creates works of art that relate to a wide audience.

    Liu's uncomfortable yet intriguing images communicate an undeniable quality that is discovered nowhere else except in our own dreams. As he himself has stated "Everyone has dreams. That is why painting dreams has become something an artist should do. My purpose in painting is merely to let other people see my paintings during the day, and think about their own dreams at night."

    Liu never fails to give life to dreams on canvas.


    Estimate: $50,000 - $70,000.

    Condition Report*:

    Unlined canvas; there appear to be a few small surface scratches, a few notable in the lower right quadrant, as well as some scattered hairline surface scuffs visible under raking light; otherwise, no other apparent condition issues. Framed Dimensions 40 X 34 X 1.5 Inches

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2016
    11th Friday
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