Sedition is pleased to offer members the chance to win a copy of the Catalogue Raisonné of acclaimed Chinese contemporary artist, Liu Ye. The book, published by Hatje Cantz, celebrates the artist’s work in comprehensive detail in a 400 page hardcover volume featuring the complete collection of nearly 300 paintings produced by the artist between 1991 to the present. The book is retailing at $68 USD and is the first Catalogue Raisonné to be published on a Chinese contemporary artist.
To enter the competition, simply answer the following question: Which of the two artworks on Sedition by Liu Ye is directly influenced by the work of Piet Mondrian?
Send your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet to @seditionart by Sunday, 13 December 2015 midnight GMT for your chance to win. Three winners who answer correctly will be selected at random and will receive their book in time for Christmas.
Liu Ye as a painter is celebrated for his unique style that is both reflective and naive and which connects Eastern and Western cultural influences. Born in Beijing, Liu has developed his signature style through experiences in China, Germany and the Netherlands. Liu brings together influences of Western artists (in particular Mondrian) and traditional Chinese master painters and scenes from his childhood in Beijing that come together in his oeuvre. His works combine formal composition, philosophy and fable to reflect on human nature. He explains, "Fairytales are full of imagination and sensitivity whereas philosophy requires strict and rational thinking. Fairytales and philosophy represent two extreme poles of thinking. My paintings roam between these poles..."
Liu Ye supported in full the production of the publication, which brings together the work of over 100 collectors, institutions and other art professionals. The book includes essays by Paul Moorhouse of The National Portrait Gallery, London, art critic Zhu Zhu, and Philip Tinari of Ullens Center of Contemporary Art, Beijing.