Liu, Chunhai (1966 - Present)

Pure World

Medium: Woodblock Print
Date: 1989
Size (H x W): 31.5 x 29 (inches)
Edition: 1/8
Provenance: From a European Collection
Signature: Liu Chunhai
Condition: Very good color, impression and state, wear and nicks on margins, embellished with metallic pigment.


About the artist

Though Liu Chunhai lives and works in Beijing, his large format prints capture the frosty world of his home province, Heilongjiang. Amid a tangible chill and blanketed snow, he presents the inhabitants of China’s northernmost province as fragile against the immensity of nature. Each mark is deliberate, each color used sparingly, employing a quality of negative space so intrinsic to Chinese artistic tradition. Liu Chunhai attended the Harbin Teacher Training School, has participated in solo and group exhibitions, and his work is collected worldwide.