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Luo Jie (Chinese, b.1968)
LOT ID: 71813
Imprisoned-Soaring, 2011

Acrylic, on canvas
70.85 х 59 in. (179.96 x 149.86 cm.)
Signed, on the back of the canvas.
Lot description
"Imprisoned-Soaring" (2011) is one of the most dynamic and monumental of the surreal oil paintings by famed Chinese Contemporary artist Luo Jie (China, B. 1968), that belongs to his ongoing Series of complex works that address issues of loss, loyalty, obligation and redemption, mainly through his use of severed, and tangled masses of bleached boating ropes and fishing nets that reference the career of the artist's father as a fisherman who also strictly forbid his son to paint during his lifetime. Here these everyday ropes are used to represent the physical mass and volume of Luo's figures yet Luo's characters seem unaware of their vacuous interior and that they that they are unraveling, literally and metaphorically, a commentary on today's superficial society, one filled with individuals unable to possess or hold on to any real emotions, thoughts or feelings. This painting measures 70.85 x 59 inches is unframed and is in excellent condition.

Luo Jie was born in 1968 and graduated from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute in 1991. His work has been exhibited in select Museums and exhibitions world-wide, including The Shanghai Art Museum, China as well as Museum and Public exhibitions in New York, USA and Europe. The artist lives and works in China.
Imprisoned-Soaring by Luo Jie
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