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Zen Painting 1970, 1970

Chinese ink & colour on paper
71 3/10 × 38 1/5 in
181 × 97 cm
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Central, Aberdeen
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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.

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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.

Zen Painting 1970, 1970

Chinese ink & colour on paper
71 3/10 × 38 1/5 in
181 × 97 cm
Contact For Price
location
Central, Aberdeen
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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