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Luo Fahui is part of the generation of artists who studied fine arts shortly after the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). His oil paintings, which are characterized by surreal, pearly gray composition punctuated by bright splashes of crimson and turquoise, address themes of desire, isolation and violence. While Luo explored landscape in his early career, roses have become a predominant theme in his paintings.

This painting’s composition is quite simple: a large pink rose in full bloom is centered on a square, silver-gray background. However, the complexity of this work comes from its rich, textural, nearly hallucinogenic brushwork. This effect is achieved through a gradual layering of paint, which ultimately results in a thick, tactile quality. The sensuality of his magnified rose suggests the grandiose flowers of Georgia O’Keefe

A word from The Artist

Painting is the only channel by which I can to express my ideas, spirit, emotions and desires. It is my own space to distill my hopes. It is here that I experience of freedom of thought, life’s perfection, simplicity of language and inner emptiness. Painting helps me to feel the joy and lightness, enabling me to continue living out my existence.

Using images to unearth the feelings that are closest to me is enough. I could spend a lifetime exploring and expanding my deepest self. I am fortunate that this motivation never tires. My main goals are exercising self-control and sharpening my sensitivity, for these can always be drawn upon throughout one’s life. I have experienced life’s strangeness and joy, turned these emotions into images, and used reason to understand the vitality and energy behind human nature.

Rose 2011

玫瑰2011

By LUO Fahui 由罗发辉创作
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30.5 x 30.5cm | Series of 100
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Prints are created with archival-quality pigment inks and 100% cotton rag acid-free paper.

Each print comes with a certificate of authenticity numbered and signed by the artist.

Dimensions are for the size of the paper on which the image is printed - not the image itself. All prints have a white border to allow for framing.

Revenues from each purchase are shared with the artist.

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