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Shi Lifeng (Chinese, b.1968)
LOT ID: 77198
Peach Blossoms (Utopia Series), ie. circa 2010

Oil, on canvas.
39.37 х 59 in. (100 x 149.86 cm.)
Signed, dated by the artist.
Lot description
"Peach Blossoms" is a stunning and important large-scale realist oil painting of a cropped, super close-up composition of beautiful peach blossoms in full bloom that are set against an brilliant bright blue sky with miniature vibrant red winged human figures, hovering carefree and frolicking with one another amongst the white flower blosoms, as if honey bees. This painting measures 39.37 x 59.00 inches (100 x 150 cm) is unframed and in perfect condition.
This work belongs to Shi's seminal new "Utopia" Series of paintings that depict his significant new direction in the artist's oeuvre, which for decades was based on intense black and red color palette and Chinese Communist, propoganda-baseddimagery. Now that the artist paints narratives that celebrate the growing peace and prosperity of new China, decades after the disastrous Cultural Revolution, with flowers acting as metaphor, underscoring the blossoming potential for the individuals of China as well as the country as a whole.

Shi Lifeng is one of the most famous artists of his 1960's generation of 'Chinese Avant Garde' artists and has exhibited at top international museums and galleries such as the Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Yang Gallery (Singapore), and Beijing Contemporary Art Museum (Beijing, China), among others. Shi Lifeng graduated in 1991 from the Hebei Normal University, Hebei Province, China with a Degree in Painting.
Peach Blossoms (Utopia Series) by Shi Lifeng
  • Peach Blossoms (Utopia Series) by Shi Lifeng
  • Peach Blossoms (Utopia Series) by Shi Lifeng
  • Peach Blossoms (Utopia Series) by Shi Lifeng
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