Auction | China Guardian (HK) Auctions Co., Ltd.
2017 Autumn Auctions
The Schoeni Family Collection

Chen Wenbo (B.1969)
Some Day No.2(Painted in 2002)

Oil on canvas

215 × 280 cm 84 5/8 × 110 1/4 in.

Titled and signed in English,dated on reverse

2002, ChinArt, MKM Küppersmühle MUSeum, Duisburg, Germany, p.23
2012, Latitude/Attitude, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong, p.39
2 Oct 2002– 12 Jan 2003,ChinArt,MKM Küppersmühle MUSeum,Duisburg,Germany
1 Feb- 17 Apr 2003,ChinArt,MUSeum of Contemporary Art of Rome,Rome,Italy
19 Jun – 2 Nov 2003,ChinArt,Ludwig MUSeum,Budapest,Hungary
26 Jan – 31 Mar 2004,ChinArt,Stadtgalerie,Bydgoszcz,Poland
11 Dec – 25 Dec 2003,Chen Wenbo Solo Exhibition 2003,He Xiang Ning Art MUSeum,Shenzhen,Guangdong
Sep 2004,ChinArt,Palma de Mallorca,Valencia,Spain
25 Nov 2012 – 3 Feb 2013,Latitude/Attitude—In Celebration of Schoeni Art Gallery’s 20th Anniversary,Schoeni Art Gallery,Hong Kong

This work is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity issued by Schoeni Art Gallery,Hong KongCity Poetry by Chen Wenbo
Chen Wenbo was born is Chong Qing.In 1991,he graduated from the Sichuan Fine Arts Institute.In the early years,his works were displayed at “Guangzhou Oil Painting Biennial” in 1992,and “Chinese Oil Painting Biennial” in 1993.In 2000,his first solo exhibition held in Loft Gallery in Paris attracted attentions from the international art circle.Later,He successively held numerous solo exhibitions at He Xiang Ning Art Museum in Guangzhou,Grace Alexander Gallery in Zurich,Ullens Centre for Contemporary Art in Beijing,Shanghai Gallery of Art,and a recently solo exhibition for his new works at Klein Sun Gallery in New York.He plays an important role in the Modern Realism Movement as he applies photography techniques into his painting style.His works were once collected by Ullens Foundation,Olenska Foundation,Uli Sigg,He Xiang Ning Art Museum,Guangdong Museum of Art and other institutions.
The work Someday NO.2 is one of Chen Wenbo’s most important works in the early creation and was once exhibited in Chinart’s tour exhibition of contemporary Chinese art in many different places in Europe.This painting pictures the modern urban scenery through combining the design of a calendar and natural sceneries.It sets a foundation for his later creations that are based on the theme of symbolic sceneries and objects in the urban life and the composition of a combination of the two-dimensional photography and the advertisement design.The painter himself only plays the role of a “photo maker” who doesn’t give emotional directions to the audience.He modifies and incorporates urban sceneries into the creation of a unique “urban poetry” and enables the audience to seek for their own understandings.The painting selects a single color of pink as the background color,displays the misty and floating clouds in the sky,and creates an ambiguous and illusory atmosphere,all of which are identical to the features of a city.These elements somehow represent the people living in the city,and the imagination of shuttling between reality and dream.

Price estimate:
HKD: 60,000 – 100,000
USD: 7,700 – 12,800

Auction Result:
HKD: 84,960



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