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Liu Haiming (b.1954) - Signed 1992 Woodblock, The Water Lilies

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Liu Haiming's striking woodblock depicts a number of large lily pads within a reflective watery setting. The contemporary and graphic approach to a botanical, organic subject are qualities which Liu Haiming has beautifully expressed in his sensitive and expert knowledge of the woodblock medium. The print has been inscribed, signed, dated and editioned 38/70 in pencil to the lower edge, with an artist stamp visible to the lower left edge. On wove.


There are a number of minor tears to the lower edge, the largest measuring 2cm and further creasing to the edges. With discolouration visible to the page and pinhole marks to the corners.


39.8 x 49.2cm (15.7" x 19.4")
Sheet: 45.7 x 56.1cm (18" x 22.1")

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 ps390
Artist Liu Haiming (b.1954)
Date 1992
Dimensions 39.8 x 49.2cm
Framed No
Medium Woodblock
Style Contemporary Art
Subject Floral & Botanical
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