Qiu Deshu 仇德树, Mountainscape (Red), 2005.
78 ¾ x 141 ¾ in (200 x 360 cm)
Michael Goedhuis has been committed for thirty years to dealing in the
finest works of Asian art with a major recent focus on Chinese Contemporary Ink
Ink art is the quintessential art-form of Chinese civilization and its
contemporary version, rooted in works of unquestioned virtuosity and quality,
provides collectors and institutions with a foothold not only in what is
fashionable but what is meaningful as a continuation of the vitality of Chinese
Michael Goedhuis’s contemporary art gallery in London represents very
many different stylistic approaches, which have evolved significantly over the
past thirty years. Works now range from those that at first sight look quite
traditional but in fact embody powerful fresh aesthetic initiatives by artists
like Liu Dan, Li Xubai, Li Huayi and Yang Yanping, to those that are
unambiguously avant-garde seen in the works of Yang Jiechang, Qiu Anxiong,
Qiu Zhijie and others.
Michael Goedhuis also places
emphasis on bronze works of art both archaic and “later” from the Song period (12th
Century AD) onwards. Long considered the Cinderella of Chinese art, later
bronzes are increasingly being recognised as one of the most subtle and complex
areas of contemporary scholarship.