Andrew Wyeth in China
The Andrew Wyeth Retrospective (collection) from 14th,April to 12th, May will be the first exhibition presented by YUAN space. His works was chosen, because of his close relationship with the Chinese art scene.
In 1980s, the works of Andrew Wyeth, being one of the first well-know names in contemporary art, could already be seen on a variety of art publications. Different from the Soviet realists, his works demonstrate the self-consciousness, calmness and solitudes of an individual mind with a stroke of stability, tranquility and desolation. The unique style and quality in his works opened a door for the Chinese artists, who are just getting to see the world of art, and left influences in their un-established style and personalities. Through imitation and interpretation, they paid tribute to the master with their own works.
Unfortunately, Chinese gallery-goers haven’t got the opportunities to appreciate the oeuvre of Andrew Wyeth thoroughly in person. Only three of Wyeth’s works had ever been exhibited in China. This time, we selected 38 pieces of Wyeth’s works, which virtually demonstrates his different approaches and style of different creative periods, in hope that this exhibition will not only be a memorable visual experience but also initiate a retrospection of the original passions in Chinese art scene.
About the artist
Andrew Wyeth ,who was born in 1917 and continued to work actively until his later years. He is the representative artist of contemporary American Realism. Wyeth is celebrated for his outstanding artistic technique and remarkable individuality.
Although the ‘Pop Art’ was popular in his years, he remained faithful towards his own style. In America especially his popularity has brought to him the appellation of a ‘national artist’. He is also believed one of the most indispensible artists in the world.
Art Beijing: “American 20th Century Distinguished Realist Painter Andrew Wyeth” Art Salon