Author: XU HONGXIANG 许宏翔
Signed and dated: Painted in 2020
Final Price: RMB 250,000
2021 An Exuberant View / P29 / Hubei Museum of Art
signed in pinyin, dated 2020
2021 An Exuberant View, Hubei Museum of Art, Hubei
Since 2012, landscape themes have appeared repeatedly in Xu Hongxiang’s oil paintings. There are often branches, sunny glades or waterfalls in the scene, and these elements are transferred to a special atmosphere. Xu Hongxiang often buys some high-definition scenery photos from all over the world on the material website. They are generally used as the material of commercial advertisements or the background of computer desktop. He is re-examining these strange landscapes in the way of painting. However, none of these paintings has a complete view: Xu Hongxiang takes some moments each time, which is similar to the limited vision peeped through a small window. Although the viewer can only see a limited part of the landscape, the painter skillfully conveys a certain feeling with his unique technique, so that one can recognize his iconic expression at a glance.