Sale: 420 / Post War / Contemporary Art, Dec. 06. 2014 in Munich Lot 1022

 
1022
Ren Zhenyu
Ohne Titel, 2007.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 6,000 / $ 7,200
Sold:
€ 15,000 / $ 18.000

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Ohne Titel. 2007.
Oil on canvas.
Links unten signiert und datiert. 150 x 150 cm (59 x 59 in). [SM].

PROVENANCE: Privatsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen.

Born in Tianjin in 1976, Ren Zhenyu graduated in 1999 from the Oil Painting Department at Tianjin Academy of Fine Art, where he currently works as a lecturer. His great talent has always been recognized and appreciated by renowned galleries and distinguished collectors throughout China, and increasingly all around the world. His work has been represented in several exhibitions in China and is increasingly spreading globally. He has achieved fame in Europe through his distinct portrait series of historical and political icons such as Andy Warhol and Chairman Mao. In his works, Ren plays with a wide spectrum of colors that are juxtaposed to create a unique expressionist interpretation of famous faces and experiments with texture built on layering to reinforce the portrayal of faces from different perspectives. He adopts a manner closer to Pop Art than to the currently dominant Chinese Neo-Realist style. Ren infuses contemporary perspective together with the history and memories attached to these historic icons, making their reminiscences evergreen. Ren subtly controls the interaction between brightness and color to present the diversity of the icons he chooses to represents. This diversity creates questions of whether Ren intends to depict these icons in their media-portrayed image as the masses recognise or to create a new representation with abstract expressionism. These multi-colored and variegated portraits by Ren were created with years of art observation. The technique is completely different from many artists who have previously painted these iconic images. The artist wanted his work to be loose and soft, and as a result the vague face appeared in new forms. In his works, Ren Zhenyu uses his tones to manifest the erodent power of time. Art becomes not only a secret position of time and history, but also the reflection of the artist's interests and feelings. Ren's works present the conflict of remembrance. His works will stand at the striking position the records of images, and also provide the spiritual sign to our eventual art history.

Ren Zhenyu is represented at, among others:
Opera Gallery, Hongkong
Soemo Fine Arts, Beijing
Willem Kerseboom Modern & Contemporary Art, Amsterdam
Ode To Art, Singapur
Olyvia Fine Art, London

1022
Ren Zhenyu
Ohne Titel, 2007.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 6,000 / $ 7,200
Sold:
€ 15,000 / $ 18.000

(incl. 25% surcharge)