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TITLE "Native Affection" (乡土情结)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA RGB LED display, acrylic painting, paper collage, teakwood frame
EDITION Unique
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2015
SIZE
48
67
5
TECH SPECS • SLC SD Card
• 2×ELN-30-5 (INPUT 100~240VAC@0.75A / OUTPUT 5V@5A)
• 2×RGB P5(3528)-32x64-16S-75-15A (2014-12-28)
WEIGHT
9.38
19.7
CRATE SIZE
61
77
15.5
EXPOSURE “Shanghai Drift” at island6 ShGarden
SCOPE Miami Beach 2015
Art On Paper 2016 with Tally Beck Contemporary
Art Market Hamptons 2016 with Tally Beck Contemporary
CREDITS Jin Yun 金云 (painting) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & technical guidance) • Juan Gómez (documentation) • Adam Hsieh 谢昕 (production supervisor) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor)
BLURB

My grandfather was a rather solemn guóhuà (國畫) painter, earning his money through sleepless nights working on the tedium-filled detail work of trees and clouds. He had many opportunities to shift his work towards the more popular realm of shui-mo (水墨) where loose, abstract strokes would suffice just the same and leave him with some spare time for once. However, he always insisted that the well-lived life should be filled with intensive labor, concentration and discipline. And so, he always stuck to his Gong-bi (工筆) technique. I remember as a child watching him spend days on a single background tree, or a week on someone’s hand. The lengths he would go to in order to ensure his work’s designation as masterpiece knew no limits. The only impetus of his work was mortality itself, a limit that eventually came calling when I was just a young man in university. As we sorted through his things we were shocked to find that he’d been a secret shui-mo painter all his life, leaving his mark on vases and silk wall scrolls, but keeping them his own little secret, his quiet native affections. [Ryan Nimmo]

STATUS Currently in New York. Available. Please contact Tally Beck Contemporary.
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