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Tu Hongtao (Chinese, b.1976)
LOT ID: 65745
Untitled (Seated Woman), 2008

Mixed Media, Acrylic, Ink, on paper
15 х 20.5 in. (38.1 x 52.07 cm.)
Signed, and dated lower center front.
Lot description
This stunning acrylic painting on paper by famed Contemporary Chinese artist Tu Hongtao, is one of his most exciting and unabashedly sexual examples of his figural paintings which integrate the feeling of reality and fantasy and also one of his largest works on paper, to-date. Here, a beautiful young woman is the clear visual focus of the composition, sitting on the floor in a sensual pose, with legs spread and gazing seductively outwards. This exciting work on paper is a major example of the hyper-sexualized women that fill Tu's oeuvre. His painting manner on paper is very loose and gestural, here pools of paint are quickly applied, making this image feel like a hazy dream or memory, thus heightening the sexual and psychological feeling of the work.

This painting on paper by Tu Hongtao is framed and in excellent condition. Dimensions listed are for the size of the painting itself. The work as framed is notably larger.

Tu Hongtao (B. 1976 China) is one of China's most important young Contemporary artists. Similar to earlier great contemporary Sichuan artists, Tu's work is based on the literal and emotional situation of the individual, focusing on the psyche that lies beneath a superficial surface. His work is influenced by Surrealist artists including Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte. The artist has been in exhibited world-wide at such venues as the Iberia Center for Contemporary Art (Beijing, China), Today Art Museum (Beijing, China), Museum of Contemporary Art (Shanghai, China), and Suzhou Museum (Suzhou, China), among others. He graduated from China Academy of Fine Arts (1999), specializing in oil painting and was the recipient of the Taiwan Lizhongsheng Foundation Excellence Award (1998). The artist lives and works in both Chengdu and Beijing, China
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