(Chinese, B. 1977)
Fishing the Moon and Logging the Clouds
signed in Chinese; dated '2010' (lower right)
oil on canvas
140 x 140 cm. (55 1/8 x 55 1/8 in.)
Painted in 2010
Private Collection, Asia
Osti Artistic Co. Ltd., Living Land: Oil Paintings by Liu Jiutong, Taipei, Taiwan, 2013 (illustrated, p. 117).
Taipei, Taiwan, Osti Art Gallery, 2013
Beijing, China, National Art Museum of China, Eastern Abstractionism: Liu Jiutong Solo Exhibition, 4-13 May 2013.
Beijing, China,Tang West Market Museum, Eastern Abstractionism: Liu Jiutong Solo Exhibition, 18-28 May 2013.

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Lot Essay

"In my mind, the landscape is alive, has different aspects and has its moods. I love spending my time looking and communing with the landscape. I then transform the feelings that the landscape inspire in my breast into the colors and shapes on the canvas." -Liu Jiutong

"Sometimes, I don't feel like I am the one making the paintingK I simply give free reign to the brush so it is the landscape that seems to decide the colors and guide the lines. At that moment, I feel as if I have become one with the landscape itself." -Liu Jiutong

"A painting can capture the feeling of a moment on canvas while a painting collection can record a longer journey in lifeK To me, the past years are like a series of connected landscapes or one painting after another. Each painting collection is in turn my time and memories in condensed form." -Liu Jiutong

Liu on his inspiration for Chosen (Lot 166):
"A great landscape painting is not just the work of the artist. It owes much to the beauty of the mountains and rivers as well. It has been said that, 'Great essays are works of nature discovered by accident.' The same rule applies to painting as well."

Liu on his inspiration for Fishing the Moon and Logging the Clouds (Lot 167):
"Happiness is not about the goal attained but in the experience of the process. Watching the moon and clouds requires no money and no competition. Simply following your heart in personal hobbies will grant the greatest satisfaction."

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