LIU KUO-SUNG (LIU GUOSONG, B. 1932)
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LIU KUO-SUNG (LIU GUOSONG, B. 1932)

Windy Solitude

Details
LIU KUO-SUNG (LIU GUOSONG, B. 1932)
Windy Solitude
Scroll, mounted and framed
Ink and colour on paper
58.5 x 87.5 cm. (23 x 34 1/2 in.)
Executed in 1964
Post lot text
LIU KUO-SUNG (LIU GUOSONG, B. 1932)
Selected exhibitions
2014 National Museum of History, Taipei, Taiwan (solo)
2013 Shandong Museum, China (solo)
2012 National Museum of Fine Art, Taipei, Taiwan (solo)
2011 National Art Museum, Beijing, China (solo)
2007 Palace Museum, Beijing, China (solo)
2006 Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University,
Massachusetts, USA (group)
2004 Hong Kong Museum of Art (solo)
1998 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA (group)

Notable collections
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, California, USA
British Museum, London, UK
Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Massachusetts,USA
National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
Palace Museum, Beijing, China

Liu Kuo-sung, a native of Shandong, settled in Taiwan in 1949. At the age of 20 Liu shifted his studies to Western painting and later co-founded the Fifth Moon Group to promote Chinese contemporary art with a Western perspective. By 1961, Liu had refocused his energies on the ink and brush genre, which allowed him to better express his own culture. Liu has taught at numerous institutions, including the Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of Ohio, and National Taiwan Normal University. Considered the "father of Chinese modern ink" in Taiwan, Liu has received numerous awards for his contribution to art development in Greater China. He constantly introduces new techniques and materials in his works- from techniques such as collage, paper tearing, ink rubbing, and steeping ink between two pieces of paper. Liu explores the unpredictability of ink and paper reacting with each other, resulting in his many series of ethereal abstract and landscape paintings over the past six decades.

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