Chiu Ya Tsai (Qiu Yacai, Chinese, 1949-2013) Young Man Akimbo
Lot 821
Chiu Ya Tsai (Qiu Yacai, Chinese, 1949-2013)
Young Man Akimbo
Sold for HK$ 875,000 (US$ 112,900) inc. premium
Lot Details
Chiu Ya Tsai (Qiu Yacai, Chinese, 1949-2013)
Young Man Akimbo
Oil on canvas, framed
Signed Chiu Ya Tsai in English
Titled in Chinese on the wooden stretcher
Painted in 2000
130cm x 97cm (51¼in x 38¼in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong
    Acquired directly from the above by the present owner

    Published: Johnson Chang and Chiu Ya-Tsai, Chiu Ya-Tsai, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong, 2000, p.24

    邱亞才 叉腰的青年 油彩畫布 鏡框 二〇〇〇年作

    簽名:Chiu Ya Tsai
    背面畫布框簽標題:叉腰的青年

    來源:
    香港漢雅軒畫廊
    現藏家購自上述畫廊

    出版:張頌仁和邱亞才,《邱亞才》,香港漢雅軒畫廊,2000年,頁24

    'Young Man Akimbo' is a prime example of Chiu Ya Tsai's work and visual language. Inspired by tales of Chinese and Western literature and history and their protagonists and heroes, Chiu Ya-Tsai creates delicate portraits of the literati, the intelligentsia in Taiwan. His intention is to depict the mind of the person, hence the focus on the face and the slender bodies, simply outlined in a couple of strokes. The artist's rendering is very modern while this minimalism is actually reminiscent of the his study of Chinese paintings from the Han to Tang dynasties. In this very portrait, the figure's eyes evoke quiet introversion and loneliness, capturing the intangible modern sensibility of an academician. In his portraits, Chiu Ya Tsai explores the simultaneous humble, arrogant, decadent and fragile essence of the human nature. He is one of the most highly recognized Taiwanese painters of the 20th century.

    〈叉腰的青年〉屬邱亞才的經典作品之一,充分表現出其視覺語言的特色。邱亞才受中西文學和歷史中主角及英雄啟發,為台灣知識分子創造出細膩的「文人」肖像畫。他的肖像作品主要是為了表達畫中人的內心,所以邱亞才把刻劃的焦點放在臉上,而只用寥寥數筆描繪修長的身體。邱亞才的筆觸非常現代,但其簡約的風格其實源於漢代和唐代的繪畫。畫中青年眼中流露著他的沉默、內向、孤獨,捕捉了現代「文人」難以捉摸的情感。通過他的肖像畫,邱亞才深刻反思人性的卑微、傲慢、頹廢、脆弱。他是20世紀最被認可的台灣藝術家之一。

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