Liu Guofu: Requiem | Sotheby's Hong Kong

We are proud to announce the upcoming launch of Liu Guofu's special selling exhibition: Requiem at Sotheby's Hong Kong Gallery. Organised by Sotheby's, this exhibition is part of the celebration of Sotheby's 50 Years in Asia showcasing a curated collection of the artist’s iconic series including some latest works. The exhibition debuts from 24 August to 8 September 2023


Open Space No.53, 2017, oil on canvas, 180 x 230 cm


Liu Guofu was born in 1964 in Nanjing, and graduated from the Oil Painting Department of the Nanjing Institute of Arts in 1985. He currently lives and works in Nanjing.


His artwork melds motions of light with air. While “light” brings out its depth, “air” helps disperse the “light” to every corner of the work. His symbolic blue-greyish colour is fundamental to his works. Up close, the brushstrokes are chaotic and fragmented, yet from a distance the brushstrokes gather to form a poetic tranquillity.


Liu Guofu has held various major solo exhibitions in Shanghai Art Museum (Shanghai, Today Art Museum (Beijing) and Jiangsu Provincial Art Museum (Nanjing). His paintings are widely collected by private and institutional collectors internationally, from MGM Chairman’s Collection in Macau, Shanghai Art Museum to Jiangsu Provincial Art Museum in Nanjing, and major private collections from U.K, France, Germany, Monaco, Switzerland, Dubai, India, U.S., Canada, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Macau and Mainland China.


Dr. Joshua Gong, independent art critic, once described the artist’s works: "Liu Guofu’s colour field is not designed to break down the establishment, Western avant-garde art; on the contrary, it stays in low-profile, paying homage to the infinite patterns."


Flower No.23-3, 2023, oil on canvas, 200 x 160 cm


24 August - 8 September 2023

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