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    Sale 2605

    Asian Contemporary Art (Day Sale)

    25 May 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 403


    Price Realised  


    (Born in 1948)
    oil on canvas
    106 x 106 cm. (41 3/4 x 41 3/4 in.)
    Painted in 1981

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    Huang began his artistic career in the 1970s when he was acclaimed as one of repsentative artists in teh Country Realism Movement; a cultural undertaking that was influential and advocated in many aspects of the culture scenery, embodying in itself a reference to the reality and maitaining a strong reflexivity and sensitivity towards artists' indigenous identity. Since then, Huang's artistic trajectory has always interwined with the socio-political changes, producing works addressing the concurrent concerns in the culture scenery. In the 1980s, the artist was deeply involved in the Taiwanese Huamnism movement while in the 90s, he depicted the metropolitan living condition in a figurative and realistic manner. In the past decade, Huang has established his expertise in suclpture and public art. Several works of the 90s as well as the artist's sculpture work have been featured in this sale. Huang's painting display a subtle mastery of lines and composition. Those intense brushstrokes interlock among themselves, demarcating multi-layered dimensions as well as enriching the tactile texture of the paint. He has been recorded once elucidating his attitude towards lines: "One needs to be sincere in delineating lines as every single one of them incarnates vividly one's ephemeral and personal experience. Only through this impersonated expression could the artworks be imbued with lyricism, spirituality and a capacity to impress." Huang's lines are depicted with rhythmic dynamics, constructing on the canvas a thought-provoking artistic realm and spatial dimension, in an operation very well encapsulated by the art critic Wang Jiaji: "Unique expression of lines which depicts teh artist's visuality as well as penetrating into his inner self and desire."


    Shanghai Art Museum, Huang Ming-Che Shanghai, Taipei, Shanghai, China, 2001, p.57 (illustrated)


    Taipei, Taiwan, The 35th Taiwan Provincial Art Exhibition, 1981