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2015 Autumn Auctions
20th Century and Contemporary Chinese Art

CHU TEH-CHUN (1920-2014)
Red Clouds Around The Sun

Oil on paper

65 x 50cm.25 5/8 x 19 5/8 in.

Signed in Chinese and English on the lower right ; signed and dated on the reverse

PROVENANCE 20th Century Chinese Art,Sotheby’s Hong Kong,7 October 2012,Lot 512

Acquired from the above auction by the present owner.

Chu Teh-Chun 1920-2014

Chu Teh-Chun’s works differ from traditional Chinese paintings or Western abstract paintings. He combines the poetic quality of traditional Chinese literati paintings and the music quality of Kandinsky Wassily. His works are filled with strong contrast and subtle changes of harmony and abundance,constituting the complex conversion with different combination of forms and colors. Unconstrained by the depth of landscape,Chu’s works managed to combine the profound space with ink painting in order to bring the perception of width and breadth in a harmonious overall display. Chu’s creative emotions seem to go up and down following the primitive rhythm of the universe,reaching a total fusion through his emotions,taking viewers into an surrealist imagery world.

Created in 1976,“Red Clouds Around the Sun” is a rare piece executed with orange-yellow color that overall presents a bright,harmonious tone. The use of thick and thin brushes with divided and rich layers vividly presents the vibrant creativity of the artist in the 1970s. The lines and blocks concentrated on the canvas resemble the glow before sunset or the conversation between infinite time and space formed by the collision between brightness and darkness. Chu Teh-Chun uses mainly horizontal brushes,soft orange and yellow to build the gentle lighting before sunset while the center of the canvas is blended with white,orange red and Prussian blue.

Chu constantly innovated and made progress to accomplish the perfection of his work. His work brings human sub-consciousness to a more profound state. “Red Clouds Around the Sun” represents the artistic characteristics of Chu,bringing trembling and vibrant flow to the viewers.

Price estimate:
HKD:550,000 - 650,000
USD:70,950 - 83,900

Auction Result:
HKD : 767,000



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