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"Frozen Memory No. 4" (2008) is one of the most visually and conceptually stunning and important of the ethereal, dreamscape portrait 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. This painting presents Liao's iconic manner of painting at its best and is one of his finest paintings from his acclaimed "Frozen Memory Series". Here, we see a beautiful and spectral portrait of a woman, painted as if emerging from clouds, thoughts, memories, with her eyes closed as if dreaming or deep in thought herself. Many layers of rich, muted tones of blue, lavender, pink, white and grey oil paint have been built up upon the canvas here is lush layers, adding a visually meditative tenor.
Liao's paintings have placed him at top museums and galleries world-wide.
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. 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 Sichuan", 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 graduated with a Degree from the Fine Arts Department, Sichuan College of Education, China.

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Provenance:
  • 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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