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Su Zihan (Chinese, b.1978)
LOT ID: 77321
Private Space No. 29, 2011

Oil, on canvas
78.25 х 39.5 in. (198.76 x 100.33 cm.)
Signed, inscribed, and dated in oil paint lower right front.
Lot description
"Private Space No. 29", (2011) is a stunning example of the quietly erotic, figurative oil paintings by one of the top young Contemporary Chinese "New Realist" artists, Su Zihan. This painting measures 78.25 x 39.50 inches and is in excellent condition. Su's incredible skill as a painter and his sophisticated use of light and shadows further heighten the intensity of this portrait, painted in a manner and with a color palette intended to imitate a photograph. "Private Space No. 29" belongs to the artist's internationally acclaimed "Private Space" Series of realist, close-up portraits of young Chinese women from Su's 1970's and 80's generations that all speak to the more accepting attitude in modern-day China towards young women breaking cultural taboos and pursuing their own physical and mental desires, such as smoking, drinking and sexual pleasure, using of non-verbal cues to depict these desires, with a clear focus on facial features and hand gestures to intensify the conveyance of longing and emotion.

Su Zihan (China, B. 1978) is one of the leaders of the so-called "80's Generation" of Chinese painters, with select Museum and Gallery exhibitions, including the Shangshang Art Museum (Beijing, China), the Royal Castle Museum (Tours, France), and VIP’s International Gallery (Amsterdam, Netherlands), among numerous others. The artist lives and works in Beijing, China.
Private Space No. 29 by Su Zihan
  • Private Space No. 29 by Su Zihan
  • Private Space No. 29 by Su Zihan
  • Private Space No. 29 by Su Zihan
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