The Scripture of a Missionary of Modern Ink Painting III

Liu Kuo-sung
February 18 – April 15, 2017




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Loftyart Gallery is proud to finally present the third series of Liu Kuo-sung Prints. Featuring lithography, woodblock, etching, and silkscreen printmaking, in a set of ten prints, this is the final series in Loftyart’s autographed handmade limited edition prints by Liu Kuo-sung. Since working with Liu on the first two series, the printmakers have further perfected their techniques and took on greater technical challenges in the third.

As the last and final series, Loftyart Gallery has worked together tirelessly, making the best finishing touches to this monumental project. In terms of the initial section of images, Loftyart Gallery selected from Liu Kuo-sung’s long and impressive oeuvre, most important and defining artworks, many of which belong in museum collections. The images are then recreated with the distinct painterly qualities of printmaking, while faithfully preserving the spirit of Liu’s original artwork.

The art of Liu Kuo-sung’s prints not only lies in the greatness of the original composition, but also in the distinct characters of printmaking incorporated by the printmakers, in their artful recreation the artworks. Visiting the printmaking studio time and time again in the last three years, Liu Kuo-sung’s kind guidance, thoughtful demonstration, and warm communication with the printmakers, making corrections and additions on every test run, has given Loftyart Gallery the pleasure and honor to produce three outstanding series of autographed handmade limited edition prints, ultimately setting new standards in the field of contemporary printmaking, as well as promoting Liu Kuo-sung’s spirit and contributions in Modern Ink Painting.

February 18 – April 15, 2017
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 2:00 – 6:00 pm



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The Scripture of a Missionary of Modern Ink Painting II

Liu Kuo-sung
November 21, 2015 – February 16, 2016




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Respected as the Father of Modern Ink Painting, Liu Kuo-sung has passionately promoted modern ink painting with religious zeal. Liu’s faith is art, and modern ink paintings are his scripture. Over the last sixty years, Liu has journeyed around the world in art exhibitions and academic seminars, bringing his scripture wherever he went in the true spirit of a missionary.

In his youth, Liu Kuo-sung was once slandered as a traitor to art. He challenged both conservatives of traditional Chinese ink painting, as well as blind followers of modern Western painting, and instead forged his own path. With modern ink painting on the rise, Liu has finally been recognized for his contributions to the genre. Liu’s artworks have since entered the spotlight of the art market, and have become exceptionally difficult to acquire.

In order to continue promoting Liu Kuo-sung’s art, and also to share his achievements with more art lovers, Loftyart Gallery decided to produce a series of autographed handmade limited edition prints. The prints are to become a missionary’s scriptures, for sharing with the world. This notion is recognized by Liu himself, and under his authorization, supervision, and kind guidance, Loftyart commissioned a professional printmaking studio to create a series of ten prints in woodblock, etching, and silkscreen prints, and received critical-acclaim upon the prints’ release in late 2014.

In 2015, we are proud to present a second series of ten prints, featuring lithography in addition to woodblock, etching, and silkscreen printing. We believe that the prints, with strong support by Liu Kuo-sung, will not only help art lovers capture the spirit of Liu’s original artworks, but also share with them the art of various types of printmaking.

November 21, 2015 – February 16, 2016
Reception: Saturday, November 21, 2015, 3:00 pm
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 2:00 – 6:00 pm



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The Scripture of a Missionary of Modern Ink Painting I

Liu Kuo-sung
October 25, 2014 – January 24, 2015




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Respected as the Father of Modern Ink Painting by the art worlds of Taiwan and China, Liu Kuo-sung has passionately promoted modern ink painting with a religious zeal. Liu’s faith is art, and modern ink paintings are his scripture. Over the last sixty years, Liu has journeyed around the world in art exhibitions and academic seminars, bringing his scripture wherever he went, in the true spirit of a missionary.

In his cause for modern ink painting, Liu was once slandered as a traitor to art. He challenged both conservatives of traditional Chinese ink painting, as well as blind followers of modern Western painting, and was determined to forge his own path in the middle. In recent years, with modern ink painting on the rise, Liu Kuo-sung has finally been recognized for his efforts and contributions to the genre. Liu’s artworks have since entered the spotlight of the art market, and have become exceptionally difficult to acquire.

In order to continue promoting Liu Kuo-sung’s art, and also to share Liu’s achievements with more art lovers, Loftyart Gallery has decided to help Liu Kuo-sung produce a series of prints. Prints are similar to a missionary’s scriptures, for sharing with the world. While the prints are reproductions of Liu Kuo-sung’s artwork, they are designed and printed with Liu’s distinctive techniques and motifs in mind, and remain faithful to their original inspirations. This statement is recognized by Liu himself, and under his authorization and kind guidance, Loftyart has commissioned a series of ten prints in woodblock, etching, and silkscreen print.Liu Kuo-sung strongly believes the prints give his artworks a new vitality, and will thereby create new opportunities for more art lovers to appreciate his art.

October 25, 2014 – January 24, 2015
Reception: Saturday, December 13, 2014, 3:00 pm
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 2:00 – 6:00 pm



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