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Brian Uhing
PHONE WITH GIRL IN RED (GIRL IN RED WITH PHONE)
Estimate
150,000250,000
LOT SOLD. 1,375,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
219
Brian Uhing
PHONE WITH GIRL IN RED (GIRL IN RED WITH PHONE)
Estimate
150,000250,000
LOT SOLD. 1,375,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art

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Hong Kong

Brian Uhing
B. 1975
PHONE WITH GIRL IN RED (GIRL IN RED WITH PHONE)

Catalogue Note

In The Phone with the Girl in Red, Brian Uhing presents us with a reality rooted in depthlessness. Although stylistically reminiscent of the fashionable portraits of English artists Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788) and Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723 - 1792), the present scene defies the expectations of its viewers. The cake appears untouched - there are no utensils in the painting, suggesting that the dessert is for show. The withdrawn expression upon her face and her distant gaze informs us that even we, the viewers, have gone unacknowledged.

With her head turned away, she fails to sniff the fragrance of the blossom that she holds in one hand while in the other, her cellphone is held above to act as the grand evaluator of the entire scene.At her feet, several roses are strewn as if to pay homage to a glorified life that has not been fully lived.

Modern and Contemporary Southeast Asian Art

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Hong Kong