Lot 3606
  • 3606

Chen Qikuan (Chen Chi-Kwan)

Estimate
160,000 - 200,000 HKD
Sold
600,000 HKD
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Description

  • Chen Qikuan (Chen Chi-kwan)
  • Valley
  • ink and colour on paper, framed
signed CHEN QIKUAN and with one seal of the artist
executed in 1990

Provenance

Lo Shan Tang
The Mary and George Bloch Collection

Literature

Hall, Robert, and Edwin Miller. Contemporary Chinese Paintings III: Migration. Hong Kong: Lo Shan Tang, 1990, cover & p. 27

Catalogue Note

Chen Qikuan is recognized for his whimsical compositions and unconventional techniques, offering a fresh approach to the literati tradition. Trained as an architect working alongside Bauhaus-influenced Walter Gropius and renowned IM Pei, as a painter, he presented innovative views on depicting nature while retaining traditional landscape painting aesthetics. “Valley” provides a unique perspective in ink painting with the use of a horizon line in the distance and strikingly bright colors.
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