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"Frozen Memory No. 4" (2008) is one of the most visually and conceptually accomplished of the ethereal, monochromatic large-scale paintings by Chinese Contemporary artist, Liao Zhenwu. (Chinese B. 1964 ). This painting measures 50.40 x 46.80 inches (128 x 119 cm), is unframed and in excellent condition. Liao's iconic manner of painting is at its best in this work that belongs to his acclaimed "Frozen Memory Series"-- defined by the spectral, nymph like portrait of a woman with her eyes closed as if dreaming or deep in thought. Many layers of blue, mauve, white and grey paint have been built up upon the canvas, adding to the sublime nature of this portrait, that act as an abstract manifestation of her thoughts and meditations. Liao's famous manner of painting combines the traditional art of Chinese ink painting, with abstract expressionist and action painting.
The artist's portraits from his "Frozen Memory" Series are highly sought-after world-wide, and a painting by Liao was the top selling lot of the entire November 2 2011 "Modern and Contemporary Art" Sale at Doyle's NY Auction House where the painting set a world record for the artist, selling at over $194,000 USD premium.

Liao's paintings have placed him at top museums and galleries world-wide. In 2010, his solo exhibition "Liao Zhenwu: MONUMENT", began at Today Art Museum, Beijing; traveling to Sichuan University Museum, China and Hua Museum of Art, China. Museum group shows include in 2009: "Evolution of Art History: New Cultural Art", Gefeng Contemporary Art Gallery, China and "In Order to Forget the Memory- The Power of Sihuan", Museum of Central Academy of Fine Art , Beijing, China. In 2008 his paintings were in "Southwest Power Contemporary Art Exhibition", Yuangong Art Museum, Shanghai that traveled to Sichuan Art Museum. The artist graduate with a Fine Arts Degree from the Fine Arts Department, Sichuan College of Education, China.

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  • The Artist. Present Collection, China.
  • Pickup Location: China
  • Shipping Dimensions: 50.4 x 46.8 in. (128.02 x 118.87 cm.)
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