signed and dated 'H. Yuxing 2014' on the reverse; further signed and dated 'Huang. Yuxing 2014' on the edge
Painted in 2014.
Antenna Space, Shanghai
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Shanghai, Antenna Space, Huang Yuxing Solo Exhibition: The River's Gobbled Up Trees and He'll Swallow You Next, 13 September —20 October 2014, p. 13 (illustrated)
“My works, which concern now will be a thing of the past. They are presented to the audiences honestly, with no sense of mystery. For me, the shapes attached with colours and feelings in my works, presented deeply, touch hearts. The mystery you feel is from the incomplete perception of the truth, but it would interest you to get into the truth which makes my works more attractive.” — Huang Yuxing
Born and based in Beijing, Huang Yuxing is a graduate of China’s prestigious Central Academy of Fine Arts. Favouring fluorescent hues, which he calls ‘the colour[s] of our generation’ for their ability to evoke ‘a kind of vigorous vitality being compressed or unleashed’, Huang Yuxing constructs fantastical, meditative scenes by applying multiple layers of pure oil paint and acrylic upon his canvases.i
With the same fantastical swirling energy of his signature River series (see lot 131) concentrated into a smaller space, Sunrise epitomises Huang Yuxing’s ability to capture the inner tension between ‘the eternal cycles of time’ and ‘complexity of human nature’. ii
i Huang Yuxing quoted in Christie’s, Studio visit: Huang Yuxing, 14 October 2016, online.
iiHuang Yuxing quoted in Whitestone Gallery, HUANG YUXING: Kingdom of Gold, 14 April 2018, online.