From the 8th till the 24th November, Sotheby’s Hong Kong gallery will be showcasing a selling exhibition entitled “Labyrinths” featuring 22 gorgeous ink paintings by Chinese artist Zeng Xiaojun. Xiaojun’s depictions of twisted and aged organic objects in his paintings, are reminiscent of the philosophy of ancient Chinese scholars. The works on show represent his work as a contemporary literati and illustrates the harmonious existence of man and earth.
Mee-Seen Loong, Sotheby’s Vice Chairman of Chinese Art said, “This selling exhibition offers a chance to be drawn into the labyrinthian Imagination of Zeng Xiaojun, the Beijing-based artist, scholar and collector, this is expressed in his enchanted paintings in ink of wildly spirited roots, meandering vines and twisted trees. It is an extrapolation of classical painting drawing upon iconic and ancient subjects in a striking new visual vocabulary and seen through the brilliant eyes of a present day literati.”
- Dates: 8th – 24th November 2013
- Venue: 5/F One Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong
Photo credits: Sotheby’s Hong Kong Limited