Lot 538
  • 538

Fang Jun

Estimate
65,000 - 100,000 HKD
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Description

  • Fang Jun
  • A River on the Horizon
  • ink and colour on paper, framed
  • 2006
signed, inscribed, and dated 2006 in Chinese, and marked with five seals of the artist; signed and titled in Chinese, and dated 2006 on mounting

Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist
The Origo Collection

Catalogue Note

Fang Jun is distinguished as one of China's best landscape painters of his generation and as part of the New Literati representatives of Nanjing, the rich cultural center and former capital city of China. Characterized by refined beauty with a taste for eccentricity, Nanjing bestows a great aesthetic legacy upon the individual painting styles cultivated by its inhabitants.

Fang Jun's paintings maintain a distinctive poetic style that balance opposing gestural xieyi and fine-line gongbi techniques. In the present lots, A River on the Horizon (Lot 538) and Home on the Mountain Where Clouds Rise (Lot 540), Fang defines the contours and details using ink lines while applying soft colour washes reminiscent of the celebrated blue-green landscapes that originated in the Tang dynasty and prevailed during the Song-Yuan period. In his own style, Fang achieves a harmony between the sharply contrasting ink and dazzling mineral colour that breaks the boundary between blue-green tradition and monochrome ink landscape painting. 

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