Zao Wou-Ki 趙無極, ‘Composition’, 1994, Print, Etching and aquatint, Goldmark Gallery
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Composition, 1994

Etching and aquatint
8 9/10 × 7 7/10 in
22.5 × 19.5 cm
.
£2,750
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Goldmark Gallery
Uppingham

signed original etching with aquatint.

Published by Ides et Calendes, 1994. In a very small edition …

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Hand-signed by artist, Hand signed in pencil, bottom right
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Published by Ides et Calendes
Zao Wou-Ki 趙無極
Chinese-French, 1921–2013
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A master of postwar art and the highest-selling Chinese painter of his generation, Zao Wou-ki applied Modernist art-making techniques to traditional Chinese literati painting. Zao moved to Paris in 1948, rejected his Chinese heritage, and immediately began painting in the style of Paul Klee, whose own style was influenced by Chinese landscape painting. By 1954, Zao had developed a unique style that was marked by contrasting colors and lyrical abstraction and that merged Chinese art, as viewed through the lens of European abstraction, with traditional Chinese landscapes. Zao remained wary of objectively Chinese-influenced art and avoided using ink for much of his career, preferring to work with oil paints in a calligraphic style. Like traditional Chinese landscape painting, Zao’s paintings function as fragments of a larger scene, possessing fluidity, transparency, and a graceful luminosity representative of the artist’s interior energies.

Zao Wou-Ki 趙無極, ‘Composition’, 1994, Print, Etching and aquatint, Goldmark Gallery
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About the work
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Goldmark Gallery
Uppingham

signed original etching with aquatint.

Published by Ides et Calendes, 1994. In a very small edition of 25.

Wou-Ki means ‘no limits’ in Chinese — a prescient name for an artist who experimented in oil on canvas, ink on paper, lithography, engraving and watercolour, and who embraced different cultural identities without …

Medium
Condition
Excellent
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Hand signed in pencil, bottom right
Frame
Included
Publisher
Published by Ides et Calendes
Zao Wou-Ki 趙無極
Chinese-French, 1921–2013
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A master of postwar art and the highest-selling Chinese painter of his generation, Zao Wou-ki applied Modernist art-making techniques to traditional Chinese literati painting. Zao moved to Paris in 1948, rejected his Chinese heritage, and immediately began painting in the style of Paul Klee, whose own style was influenced by Chinese landscape painting. By 1954, Zao had developed a unique style that was marked by contrasting colors and lyrical abstraction and that merged Chinese art, as viewed through the lens of European abstraction, with traditional Chinese landscapes. Zao remained wary of objectively Chinese-influenced art and avoided using ink for much of his career, preferring to work with oil paints in a calligraphic style. Like traditional Chinese landscape painting, Zao’s paintings function as fragments of a larger scene, possessing fluidity, transparency, and a graceful luminosity representative of the artist’s interior energies.

Composition, 1994

Etching and aquatint
8 9/10 × 7 7/10 in
22.5 × 19.5 cm
.
£2,750
Ships from Uppingham, GB
Shipping: £20 domestic, £80 rest of world
VAT included in price
Location
Uppingham
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