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Liu Haiming (b.1954) - Signed 1987 Woodblock, The Caged Birds

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Description

Liu Haiming's striking woodblock depicts a number of small birds in cages positioned within an urban setting. A bold and modern print, Liu Haiming has sensitively applied a contemporary and graphic approach to this scene, presenting the viewer with a vignette plucked from daily life. The artist's ability to capture the subtle lyricism present within the everyday shows the artist's expert knowledge of the woodblock medium. The print has been inscribed, signed, dated and editioned 19/100 in pencil to the lower edge, with an artist stamp visible to the lower right corner. On wove.

Condition

There is creasing and scuffing to the edges and pinhole marks to the corners of the page. With discolouration to the page, as shown.

Size

53.7 x 35.4cm (21.1" x 13.9")
Sheet: 60.1 x 43.6cm (23.7" x 17.2")

Collection Information

Sulis Fine Art is pleased to present an impressive collection of woodblocks from contemporary Chinese artist Liu Haiming (b.1954). The collection contains a variety of wildlife and botanical subjects including aspects of the artist's experiences living in rural China. The woodblocks have been printed in black ink from a single block.

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Artist Biography

The painter and printmaker Liu Haiming, 劉海明版畫 was born in 1954 in Shanxi province, North China. From 1973-1977 he worked as a coal miner before graduating from the highly selective CAFA in 1981. In 1986 he was sponsored by Scottish Arts Council as an artist in residence, continuing to live in Europe until 1996. He now teaches printmaking in North China, exhibiting his work in a number of leading international galleries. Achieving notoriety within the UK, Liu Haming sold a collection of prints, calligraphy and papercuts to the British Museum in the 1990s. He was also included in a group exhibition of ‘Modern Chinese Prints’ in The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. The exhibition mainly included examples of his early woodcuts which depicted aspects of daily life in rural China, as well as more recent work.

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Code ps387
Artist Liu Haiming (b.1954)
Date 1987
Dimensions 53.7 x 35.4cm
Framed No
Medium Woodblock
Style Contemporary Art
Subject Birds
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