Qi Zhilong (b.1962) Chinese Girl Series
Lot 818
Qi Zhilong (b.1962) Chinese Girl Series
HK$ 140,000 - 190,000
US$ 18,000 - 24,000

Lot Details
Qi Zhilong (b.1962)
Chinese Girl Series
Oil on canvas, framed
Painted in 1997
41.2cm x 33cm (16¼in x 13in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong
    Collection of Kathy and Lawrence Schiller from Southern California
    Acquired by the present owner from Christie's Hong Kong, 30 May 2010, Sale 2808, Lot 1592
    Private collection, New York

    Exhibited: '8+8-1: Selected Paintings by 15 Contemporary Artists', Schoeni Art Gallery Ltd., Hong Kong, 1997; Connaught Brown, London, 1998

    Published: 8+8-1: Selected Paintings by 15 Contemporary Artists, Schoeni Art Gallery Ltd., Hong Kong, 1997, pp.36-38

    祁志龍 中國女孩 油彩畫布 木框 一九九七年作

    來源:
    香港少勵畫廊
    美國南加州Kathy and Lawrence Schiller收藏
    現藏者購自香港佳士得拍賣,2010年5月30日,拍賣2808號,拍品1592號
    美國紐約私人收藏

    展覽:「8+8-1:15當代藝術家油畫選集」,少勵畫廊,香港,1997年;Connaught Brown藝廊,倫敦,1998年

    出版:《8+8-1:15當代藝術家油畫選集》,少勵畫廊,香港,1997年,頁36-38

    "More and more I realise that livelihood is more important than art and virtue more important than career. The livelihood that I am referring to is not that of the ordinary people, but the inner experiences of an individual life. The virtue I emphasize is not morality in the common sense, but the internal cultivation of a profounder meaning far beyond external prestige and profit.

    I glare 'seriously' and attentively at my most sensitive life experiences. I wish to hold them, to have them in my own clutches.

    There are many conflicts of sorts existing in and between the circles that comprise the world of contemporary fine art. This reflects the differentiations of groups, of regions, and even the imbalances of profit. There is too much ready criticism amongst these philosophical circles and they lack the foundation of extensive discussion.

    A typical phenomenon of contemporary life is pretty kitsch. I already touched upon this in 1992 with my 'Consumer Icons' series. My women wearing army caps are placed in contrast to images of consumerism, these works have already developed an even deeper meaning. In life there are many things that touch a raw nerve. I do not wish to be limited to expressing these.

    It is very difficult to have an outlook on life that is eternal, that is why individuality in man is so slight. Only God is eternal, but who can represent him?

    What of me? I let myself drift along the perpetual stream of life, regardless of viewpoints and others direction."

    Qi Zhilong in 8+8-1: Selected Paintings by 15 Contemporary Artists, Schoeni Art Gallery Ltd., Hong Kong, 1997, p.39

    「我越來越體會到,生活比藝術重要,德比業重要。我說的生活,不是芸芸眾生意義上的生活,而是個人之於生命的內在經驗。我說的德,不是通常意義上的道德,而是指比外在功成名利更深刻的內心修養。

    我認認真真地注視著生命經驗中最敏感的部份。我希望能夠抓住這些部份。

    當代美術界有這樣那樣的紛爭。這反映出認識上的個性差異,集團差異,地域差異,以及利益的不均衡。思想界有太多批評的慾望,而缺乏廣泛溝通的基礎。

    媚艷俗麗是當代生活領域一個典型的部分。早在一九九二年我就以〈消費形像〉觸及這一部份。這些戴軍帽的女性,與〈消費形像〉相比,其實正在向一個有深度的方向發展。生活中有許許多多觸及人敏感神經的部份。因此我想表達的領域也不止於此。

    任何一種觀點都很難永恆,因為我們每個個體都如此狹隘。上帝是永恆不變的。誰可以代表上帝?

    至於我,卻任自己在生活的長河中漂泊。無論觀點,無論生命,任時光去改變它吧。」

    祁志龍於《8+8-1:15當代藝術家油畫選集》,少勵畫廊,香港,1997年,頁39
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