Richard Saltoun Gallery: Work of the Month – Li Yuan-chia

Li Yuan-chia, Untitled, 1958-1959, Signed Ink and watercolour on paper, 54.5 x 39.6 cm
Li Yuan-chia, Untitled, 1958-1959, Signed Ink and watercolour on paper, 54.5 x 39.6 cm

Richard Saltoun Gallery, London.

Li Yuan-chia
Untitled, 1958-1959
Signed
Ink and watercolour on paper
54.5 x 39.6cm

I YUAN-CHIA (b.1929, Guangxi, China; d.1994, Carlisle, UK)

‘The fact that Li Yuan-chia has been missed by the art establishment of so many countries suggests that they have no instruments fine enough to detect a journey such as his. He simply slips past stereotypical cultural assumptions and ideological agendas…’
(Guy Brett)

A founding member of the illustrious Ton Fan Group, and known as one of the “Eight Great Outlaws”, Li rebelled against the traditional art methods and practices of Taiwan and China and became actively engaged in the International art world.

Li’s focus on the spirit of Chinese culture and philosophy, combined with an experimental aesthetic has resulted in a distinctive oeuvre, spanning painting, photography, sculpture and participatory kinetic installations.

Read recent press on Li Yuan-chia: ‘Discovering the unsung heroes of Chinese art‘ (The Telegraph).

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