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Su Xiaobai

Kuanhou - Summer, 2015

Aquatint etching
24 × 22 1/4 in
61 × 56.5 cm
Edition of 40
This is part of a limited edition set.
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New York, London
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About the work
Signature
Signed and numbered in pencil
Su Xiaobai
Chinese, b. 1949
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Melding East and West, Su Xiaobai draws upon the artistic heritage of his native China and modern and contemporary Western art to produce evocative, abstract paintings, composed of layers of oil paint and lacquer on squares of linen and wood. The combination of lacquer—a luxurious, glossy resin used as a coating on household furnishings for thousands of years throughout East Asia—and washes of oil paint—referencing such artists as Mark Rothko and Gerhard Richter—effectively unites ancient and modern, China and the West. While Su invites such interpretations, he sees each work as a form of meditation, absent of intention, centered on the quality of the materials and the relationships among them. His paintings are, at base, beautiful objects of contemplation, with their deliciously tactile, hard candy surfaces and muted harvest colors.

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About the work
Signature
Signed and numbered in pencil
Su Xiaobai
Chinese, b. 1949
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Melding East and West, Su Xiaobai draws upon the artistic heritage of his native China and modern and contemporary Western art to produce evocative, abstract paintings, composed of layers of oil paint and lacquer on squares of linen and wood. The combination of lacquer—a luxurious, glossy resin used as a coating on household furnishings for thousands of years throughout East Asia—and washes of oil paint—referencing such artists as Mark Rothko and Gerhard Richter—effectively unites ancient and modern, China and the West. While Su invites such interpretations, he sees each work as a form of meditation, absent of intention, centered on the quality of the materials and the relationships among them. His paintings are, at base, beautiful objects of contemplation, with their deliciously tactile, hard candy surfaces and muted harvest colors.

Su Xiaobai

Kuanhou - Summer, 2015

Aquatint etching
24 × 22 1/4 in
61 × 56.5 cm
Edition of 40
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
location
New York, London
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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