Scarlet in the Shadows by YANG Xun | Somo
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Scarlet in the Shadows depicts a peach blossom in full bloom. The petals, alluring and delicate, draw the viewer in towards the the menacing stamens and blinding light that emanate from the center of the painting. Yang Xun’s Flowers series was inspired by Song dynasty flower paintings on round fans. With brilliant light and soft shadows, he uses his subjects to portray multisensory memories of attraction, hope, pain and despair.

A word from The Artist

In this series, the flowers bloom shamelessly and bring to mind the fleeting splendor of exploding fireworks. In the dramatic light that illuminates the center of flower, the stamens and pistils stand out with their imperfections. I aim to freeze the most glorious moments into an eternal instant, as if it is the last second before exquisite beauty withers and life itself bids farewell. The fleeting bloom of a flower is a reflection of the human spirit.

Scarlet in the Shadows

暗里红

By YANG Xun 由杨勋创作
Display: in cm

30.5 x 30.5cm | Series of 100
$35.00 each  99 remaining
40.6 x 40.6cm | Series of 300
$59.00 each  300 remaining
61 x 61cm | Series of 200
$199.00 each  200 remaining
76.2 x 76.2cm | Series of 50
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111.8 x 111.8cm | Series of 10
$999.00 each  10 remaining
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.

A Closer Look

Yang Xun’s Flowers series was inspired by Song dynasty flower paintings on round fans.

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