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Song Wei (Chinese, b.1955)
LOT ID: 73052
Universe No. 5 (Universe Series), 2012

Acrylic, on canvas.
59.05 х 47.25 in. (149.99 x 120.02 cm.)
Signed, and dated by the artist.
Lot description
Chinese Contemporary artist Song Wei (China, b. 1955), long famous in his native China, is becoming internationally renowned for his large-scale, dynamic abstract "action paintings" including "Universe no. 5". This painting belongs to his "Universe" series and is unabashedly celebratory and intense, with the artist splattering large, definite areas of paint in a powerful composition with vivid pop-art colors of metallic gold, electric purple, bright yellow, and brilliant red grounded by large drops of black, upon a brilliant blue background. Together these abstract elements represent the cosmos, stars, planets, and distant galaxies as imagined by the artist. Song's methods of painting is clearly influenced by Jackson Pollock, as well as by traditional Chinese ink painting and calligraphy. This painting is unframed and in excellent condition, measures 59.05 inches x 47.25 inches. (150 x 120 cm)

Song Wei was born in China in 1955 and is only recently receiving long over-due critical acclaim for his large-scale abstract painting outside of mainland China, yet he has been an major influence and part of the Chinese Contemporary art world decades. In 1989 the artist contributed funds for the world renowned "China Avantgarde" exhibition, he was a seminal part of building the first private Art Museum in China in 1990, establishing himself at the forefront of the Contemporary art movement.
Universe No. 5 (Universe Series) by Song Wei
  • Universe No. 5 (Universe Series) by Song Wei
  • Universe No. 5 (Universe Series) by Song Wei
  • Universe No. 5 (Universe Series) by Song Wei
  • Universe No. 5 (Universe Series) by Song Wei
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