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Song Wei (Chinese, b.1955)
LOT ID: 83832
Untitled (Universe Series), 2012

Acrylic, on canvas.
68.9 х 57.09 in. (175.01 x 145.01 cm.)
Signed, 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 with the artist's large, definite areas of paint in a powerful composition with vivid pop-art colors. Song's methods of painting is clearly influenced by Jackson Pollock, as well as by traditional Chinese ink painting and calligraphy. This largescale work measures 68.9 x 57.09 inches (175 x 145 cm) and is unframed in excellent condition.

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
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