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Liu Fei (Chinese, b.1983)
LOT ID: 78161
Untitled , 2011

Oil, on canvas.
21.65 х 21.65 in. (54.99 x 54.99 cm.)
Signed, and dated on the lower front of the canvas.
Lot description
This dynamic oil painting is 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. The 'future' is represented by the small, harmless metal robot who holds up and inspects a woman's red, lacy brassiere with curiosity and innocence. The red color of the undergarment represents China and the undergarment itself is a metaphor for the new desires of the younger generations of Chinese women to explore sexual and cultural taboos and flex their sense of independence in China. Liu's incredible painting skill and attention to detail easily tricks 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, poignant and important. 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.
Untitled by Liu Fei
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  • Untitled by Liu Fei
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