Being Timelessness as it is to Time II Andrew Lui

Year
2020
Medium
Acrylic and Ink on Rice Paper Mounted on Board
Size
49 × 37 inches
124.46 × 93.98 cm
Framed Size
50 × 38 inches
127 × 96.52 cm

This large scale dynamic gestural painting in grey scale is part of Andrew Lui's ‘Pilgrims Progress’ series. The painting depicts a horse and rider, a metaphor for the human journey and a theme that has dominated his work. A master of calligraphic and gestural techniques, Lui has created this painting in watercolor and acrylic on rice paper, mounted on board and framed. "My pigmentation and my material identify me as Chinese. The Chinese are about two thousand years old and they created a paper that absorbs ink in a very special way and the Chinese brush is also a very sensitive tool. So, I'm using the same materials that our ancestors used." Andrew Lui. Born in Guangzhou, China, Lui participated in the Chinese Cultural Revolution as a member of the Red Guard but escaped to Hong Kong in 1970. Making his way to Toronto, Lui studied at the Ontario College of Art before traveling to the UK, and Italy. In Florence, he was drawn to the dynamic Uccello's Battle of San Romano (c. 1456). Lui moved from China to Canada in 1972 and now lives in Montreal. He studied art in Italy, the UK and Canada from 1972 to 1975. His work is in private and corporate collections in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia. Framed size is 50.75 x 30.75.

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