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The Voice, 2006

Ink on paper
30 7/10 × 31 9/10 in
78 × 81 cm
This is a unique work.
£15,500
Ships from Paris, FR
Shipping: £250 domestic, £750 rest of world
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London , Paris
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Aktis Gallery
London , Paris
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ink on paper

ink on paper

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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
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Hand-signed by artist, Signed and dated lower left
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Gao Xingjian 高行健
Chinese-French, b. 1940
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Chinese playwright, critic, and Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gao Xingjian also produces poetic and complex ink-on-paper paintings. Neither figurative nor abstract, his paintings play with light and shadow and point toward narratives, often including the silhouette of a figure travelling into the distance. Monts et cours d’eau (Mountains and Streams) portrays distant mountain ranges, with various shades of ink wash suggesting different terrains and hues found in nature. Xingjian has described his ink works as “more than self-expression, self-purification.” After suffering political persecution and being forced to destroy his paintings during the Cultural Revolution, Gao fled China to begin a life in exile in 1987, later becoming a French citizen. His paintings have served as the covers for various editions of his books.

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About the work
Exhibition history
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Aktis Gallery
London , Paris
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ink on paper

ink on paper

Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and dated lower left
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Included
Image rights
Copyright The Artist
Gao Xingjian 高行健
Chinese-French, b. 1940
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Chinese playwright, critic, and Nobel Prize-winning novelist Gao Xingjian also produces poetic and complex ink-on-paper paintings. Neither figurative nor abstract, his paintings play with light and shadow and point toward narratives, often including the silhouette of a figure travelling into the distance. Monts et cours d’eau (Mountains and Streams) portrays distant mountain ranges, with various shades of ink wash suggesting different terrains and hues found in nature. Xingjian has described his ink works as “more than self-expression, self-purification.” After suffering political persecution and being forced to destroy his paintings during the Cultural Revolution, Gao fled China to begin a life in exile in 1987, later becoming a French citizen. His paintings have served as the covers for various editions of his books.

The Voice, 2006

Ink on paper
30 7/10 × 31 9/10 in
78 × 81 cm
This is a unique work.
£15,500
Ships from Paris, FR
Shipping: £250 domestic, £750 rest of world
location
London , Paris
Locked
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