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Liu Fei (Chinese, b.1983)
LOT ID: 78160
Red Age , 2011

Oil, on canvas.
25.59 х 21.65 in. (65 x 54.99 cm.)
Signed, and dated lower front of canvas.
Lot description
'Red Age' (2011) is a visually arresting oil painting by rising star, emerging Chinese Contemporary female artist Liu Fei. She is known for her photorealist oil paintings that make social commentaries about the East vs. West, old China versus new China, as in this stunning work. Here, the future is represented by the small, harmless metal robot who inspects up-close up a colorful Chinese Medallion which represents the days of China's Communist past and depicts the eponymous portrait of Mao in profile on its surface. Liu Fei intimates here that China's collective cultural identity is already disappearing into the anonymous global collective. Liu's uses her incredible painting skill and attention to detail to create works that trick one into believing these fantastic situations could actually occur. In sum, Liu's ability to create social commentaries through paintings patinated with a veneer of charm, and filled with visually seductive imagery, is clever and poignant. This work is unframed and in excellent condition.

Liu Fei (B. 1983) is one of the most celebrated and collected artists of her young "80's Generation" in China. She is celebrated and collected throughout Asia and Europe, only recently being exhibited in the U.S and North America. The artist graduated with a Master's Degree from the Oil Department of the elite Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts, Chongqing, China. The artist lives and works in China.
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