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Song Wei (Chinese, b.1955)
LOT ID: 78412
Untitled (Universe Series), 2012

Acrylic, on canvas.
51.8 х 43.3 in. (131.57 x 109.98 cm.)
Signed, and dated by the artist on back of canvas.
Lot description
Song Wei (China, b. 1955), famous in his native China is now gaining international acclaim for his large-scale, dynamic abstract paintings. This large-scale painting from his iconic "Universe" series is unabashedly celebratory and intense, with Song splattering definite areas of paint in a abstract composition in a vivid pop-art palette of intense black, bright blue, metallic gold, emerald green, and brilliant red upon a gold painted canvas. These spatial relationship between colors and shapes to one another define the Universe for Song, representing the cosmos, stars, planets, and distant galaxies as imagined by the artist. Song's method of action-painting is clearly influenced by artist Jackson Pollock, as well as by traditional Chinese ink paintings and calligraphy. This painting is unframed and in excellent condition, measures 51.8 x 43.3 inches (110 x 130 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.
Untitled No.1 -Universe Series by Song Wei
  • Untitled No.1 -Universe Series by Song Wei
  • Untitled No.1 -Universe Series by Song Wei
  • Untitled No.1 -Universe Series by Song Wei
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