Lui Shou Kwan 呂壽琨, ‘Lotus 蓮花成就’, 1969, Painting, Chinese ink & colour on paper, Alisan Fine Arts
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Lotus 蓮花成就, 1969

Chinese ink & colour on paper
54 7/10 × 27 1/5 in
139 × 69 cm
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Hong Kong
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Lui Shou Kwan 呂壽琨
Chinese, 1919–1975
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In his Zen Paintings, Lui Shou Kwan attempts to capture and convey an elusive state of mind attainable only through studied attempts at emptiness. He explains, “Color and form philosophically refer to objects with physical manifestation. How can one express this luminous completeness in a painting, to attain the state of boundless color and form? This is what Zen painting inspires.” Many of his early works adhere to a traditional style of depiction, likely influenced by Liu’s father, who was a scholar and painter. In his later Zen paintings, Lui placed only a few thoughtful ink marks on paper, sometimes juxtaposing these black marks with smaller forms in red or blue. Liu’s work channels the expressive power of an artist’s near spiritual connection to his materials. In this way, his artistic approach is similar to that of American Abstract Expressionist artists such as Adolph Gottlieb and Franz Kline.

Lui Shou Kwan 呂壽琨, ‘Lotus 蓮花成就’, 1969, Painting, Chinese ink & colour on paper, Alisan Fine Arts
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Chinese, 1919–1975
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In his Zen Paintings, Lui Shou Kwan attempts to capture and convey an elusive state of mind attainable only through studied attempts at emptiness. He explains, “Color and form philosophically refer to objects with physical manifestation. How can one express this luminous completeness in a painting, to attain the state of boundless color and form? This is what Zen painting inspires.” Many of his early works adhere to a traditional style of depiction, likely influenced by Liu’s father, who was a scholar and painter. In his later Zen paintings, Lui placed only a few thoughtful ink marks on paper, sometimes juxtaposing these black marks with smaller forms in red or blue. Liu’s work channels the expressive power of an artist’s near spiritual connection to his materials. In this way, his artistic approach is similar to that of American Abstract Expressionist artists such as Adolph Gottlieb and Franz Kline.

Lotus 蓮花成就, 1969

Chinese ink & colour on paper
54 7/10 × 27 1/5 in
139 × 69 cm
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Location
Hong Kong
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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