Red Vision

More Works By Andrew Lui Acrylic and Ink on Rice Paper / Panel 2018
32.5 × 38 in 82.55 × 96.52 cm
34.5 × 40 in 87.63 × 101.6 cm

About Red Vision

Andrew Lui was inspired by both the vivid colours and the dynamic form of the Impressionists.In this abstract painting, large brushstrokes in purple, pink, green, and yellow highlighted by black ink markings dance across the rice paper. A master of calligraphic and gestural form, Lui successfully combined both western influences and eastern techniques in his work.

"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 (1951-2021) 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. Lui moved from China to Canada in 1972 and lived 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.