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Ryu Junhwa (Korean, b.1963)
LOT ID: 72395
Cactus Flowers, 2012

Acrylic, conte, and lime on canvas.
57 х 57 in. (144.78 x 144.78 cm.)
Signed, on the lower left in Korean and dated 2012.
Lot description
"Cactus Flowers" (2012) is a lush, colorful figurative painting by rising star, emerging Contemporary Korean artist Ryu Junhwa. This work is painted in warm, rich hues of orange, red, ochre, and green, which Junhwa precisely applies in many translucent layers to portray this surreal narrative that depicts her female protagonist and overly large blossoming flowers, symbolic of celebration and fertility and both consistent themes in the artist's oeuvre. Junhwa paints this imaginary landscape with a young girl paddling a canoe through a fantasy scape, with an emphasis on the feminine realm and fertility. With the feel of "Alice in Wonderland" this young girl gazes curiously around her at her unfamiliar but beautiful surroundings. This painting measures 57 x 57 inches (145 x 145 cm), is unframed and in excellent condition.

Ryu Junhwa stems from Seoul, Korea and attended both Hong-ik University and Kyungbuk University in Seoul, Korea. Junhwa's work has been extensively exhibited in major public and private institutions throughout South Korea including the Daegeon City Museum, the Kyunghee Museum, the Insa Art Center, National Museum of Modern Art, Soma Museum, Suho Museum and many more. The artist is shown in important galleries throughout Asia and Europe including Kwanhoon Gallery, Gana Art Gallery, Gallery Beone with work held in the permanent collections at the Kyunggi-do Museum, South Korea the Yangpyung-gun Museum, South Korea and several others. The artist lives and works in South Korea.
Cactus Flowers by Ryu Junhwa
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