Auction | China Guardian (HK) Auctions Co., Ltd.
2015 Autumn Auctions
20th Century and Contemporary Chinese Art


Oil on canvas

65.2 x 80.3 cm.25 5/8 x 31 5/8 in.

Signed ’shichinohe’ in English on middle

Shichinohe Masaru b.1959

Graduated from Department of Architecture,Musashino Art University,Shichinohe Masaru switched to specialize in artistic creations after having worked 3 years in the architecture industry. During the initial period of becoming an artist,Shichinohe Masaru followed his own path,in spite of the art circle peers and the art market with preference in “superflat” and Japanese anime style,to focus on the study of realism style and gradually transform into superrealism. His paintings are integrated with history and scientific elements. He also shows unparalleled enthusiasm for scientific development such as cosmology,physics and mysterianism such as alchemy and astrology. At the same time,he also has strong passion for the meticulous depiction of classic oil painting and novels for visual elements. Shichinohe Masaru’s collection resembles the display showroom that contains everything or the stage for a drama within a drama,which presents the motley world to us.

“Conversation”is a recent work by the artist,created in 2015. Shichinohe Masaru painted two girls with facial resemblance who look at the mirror with self-pity. The two girls seem to form symmetry on the mirror from a glimpse. Upon careful examination,the colors of the girls’ clothing vary while the green bushes painted on the bottom of the background are connected to form three primary colors:green,red and blue colors. The five metallic balls suspend between the two while the arched trajectories connect in parabolic motion. This art work reminds viewers of another work by Shichinohe Masaru in early days,“Parabola”. Art critics commented:“Shichinohe Masaru’s world is filled with bizarre detachment.” The figures of the paintings never “grow up or age,always stays at a certain time and space,and could not reach the future.” For this reason,the works contain an unspeakable stress and nostalgia that always froze at ambiguous time and space,recording the mysterious plots of the artist’s inner mystery.

Price estimate:
HKD:180,000 - 220,000
USD:23,220 - 28,400

Auction Result:
HKD : 295,000



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