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Song Wei (Chinese, b.1955)
LOT ID: 82226
Untitled (Universe Series), 2012

Acrylic, on canvas.
39.37 х 47.24 in. (100 x 119.99 cm.)
Signed, by the artist.
Lot description
"Untitled (Universe Series)" (2012) is one of the most vibrantly colored abstract action paintings by Chinese Contemporary artist Song Wei (China, b. 1955), well known in his native China, now gaining international acclaim for his "Universe" series. This large-scale painting is intense and celebratory, with the artist splattering definite areas of paint in a complex abstract composition in a palette of metallic gold, bright yellow and emerald green and bold black and white upon a brilliantly saturated orange background. Together the amorphous patterns of paint represent the Universe: the stars, planets, comets, sun and moon and distant galaxies as imagined by the artist. Song's methods of action-painting is influenced by artist Jackson Pollock, as well as by traditional Chinese ink Brush painting and Calligraphy. This painting is unframed and in excellent condition, measuring 39.37 x 47.24 inches. (100 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.
Untitled (Universe Series) by Song Wei
  • Untitled (Universe Series) by Song Wei
  • Untitled (Universe Series) by Song Wei
  • Untitled (Universe Series) by Song Wei
  • Untitled (Universe Series) by Song Wei
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