Traverser III Andrew Lui

Year
2009
Medium
Acrylic and Ink on Rice Paper Mounted on Board
Size
37 × 23 inches
93.98 × 58.42 cm

Vertical, gestural composition in muted yellows, turquoise, red-browns, violet and indigo ink and acrylic paint suggestive of a man astride a galloping horse. This vigorous drawing reflects Lui's preoccupation with the theme of pilgrimage in highly emotive even operatic gestural brush strokes. Born in Guangzhou, China, Lui participated in the Chinese Cultural Revolution as a member of the Red Guard 1968-70 and then escaped to Hong Kong by swimming. Making his way to Toronto he studied at the Ontario College of Art and became a citizen in the late 1970s. He continued studies in the UK, and Italy where he was drawn to the dynamic Uccello's Battle of San Romano (c. 1456). Lui is represented in multiple public, corporate and private collections in Canada, Europe and China: Musée d'art contemporain, Musée de Dijon, France, L'Ecole des Beaux Arts, Bruxelles, Pallazo Strozzi, Florence, Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Quebec, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Sherbrooke, Grimsby Art Gallery, Robert McLaughlin Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Stratford, Stratford, Coburg Art Gallery, Rodman Hall Art Centre, Canadiana Foundation (Art Collection of Governor General of Canada). He is part of a large number of private and corporate collections, including HSBC of Canada, DKNY and Sun Life Insurance.

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