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"Rising Sun" (朝阳)

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2019

Chinese ink and acrylic on canvas, teakwood frame

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Dimensions: 146cm (H) x 205.6cm (W) / 57.5" (H) x 80.9" (W)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.

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// BLURB //
Henry Bugbee writes that wilderness “carries with it the gift of life.” Wilderness, so dependent on the sun. The sun, as self-sustaining as any one thing could be. The sun rises in the east. It sets in the west. Frida Kahlo was fascinated by fertility, by sun-borne vegetation and born sons and daughters of warmth and safety. Not that she ever identified with any of that. Great art is autobiographical. It comes from a place of deep understanding of oneself and one’s place in the world regardless of veracity, because remember: understanding does not have correlate to the world as-such. The somehow romantic trope of the tragically misunderstood artist is fed by a desire to understand understanding. But you don’t go into the wilderness looking for trees, and you especially don’t go in looking for skyscrapers. Or maybe you do. If Bugbee’s wilderness carries with it the gift of life, what does Sinclair’s jungle carry? And where does the sun fit in to all of this anyway? I don’t know. Jia Dao didn’t know either. There were too many clouds. There were too many trees.

Unique Edition | Shanghai | 2019
Chinese ink and acrylic painting on canvas, teakwood frame
205.6×146 cm

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Born: 2006

Hometown: Shanghai

Based in: Shanghai

island6 六岛 (Liu Dao) is a Shanghai-based collective of tech-geeks and creative talents whose driving force is collaboration. Since its inception in 2006, this dynamic international group has produced multimedia art that muses on the relationship between the delicate qualities of traditional art and the technical complexities of the contemporary. Artists from diverse disciplines converge to contemplate the past, present, and future of China through their humorous and innovative new media work. Their unique collaborative philosophy explores the cultural potential of the convergence of art, technology, and science in their quest to promote cross-cultural dialogue. Liu Dao's ever expanding repertoire includes works in diverse mediums such as LED art, video art, interactive art, neon, photography, painting, sculpture, and dynamic laser art, among others.


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