Eskenazi Ltd

Two exhibitions at Eskenazi Ltd, 10 Clifford Street, London W1, until 15th November 2014

 

Rock in Moonlight II -  Taihu Rock by Moonlight Ink and colour on silk Dimensions: 64.5cm by 114.5cm Signed: Li Huayi Artist’s seals: Taolibuyan (left)  Li Huayi yin (right)

Rock in Moonlight II –
Taihu Rock by Moonlight
Ink and colour on silk
Dimensions: 64.5cm by 114.5cm
Signed: Li Huayi
Artist’s seals: Taolibuyan (left)
Li Huayi yin (right)

This year Eskenazi host two exhibitions which opened in Frieze week and which continue through Asian Art in London at the end of the month (more on that soon).

Large wood seated figure of Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin), Northern Song or early Jin period, mid 11th to mid 12th century, height: 175.0cm.

Large wood seated figure of Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin), Northern Song or early Jin period, mid 11th to mid 12th century, height: 175.0cm.

The first exhibition is probably the gallery’s best ever showing of Chinese sculpture (c. 500-1500) with twenty-two pieces in wood, gilt bronze and stone. Their common theme is a connection to Buddhist worship with the remarkable painted and gilt-wood seated Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin), (mid 11th to mid 12th century) as the show stealer.

Pure Echo in the Empty Valley  Ink and colour on paper Dimensions: 156.0cm by 81.0cm Signed: Jiawu zhongxia Li Huayi bi,  (Li Huayi painted this in mid-summer of the Jiawu year [2014]) Artist’s seal: Li Huayi yin

Pure Echo in the Empty Valley
Ink and colour on paper
Dimensions: 156.0cm by 81.0cm
Signed: Jiawu zhongxia Li Huayi bi,
(Li Huayi painted this in mid-summer of the Jiawu year [2014])
Artist’s seal: Li Huayi yin

The Waterfalls, rocks and bamboo of the celebrated Chinese ink painter Li Huayi (b.1948) are the perfect complement to these sculptures. Ink painting is regarded as the highest form of Chinese art and Li Huayi is inspired by both Chinese traditional scenes and post-war American abstract art. For this new show –his fourth at the gallery – there are new elements in the work as you will see in the two distinct series; one of five landscapes with water as the main feature while the other features three moonlight studies of bamboo and rock.

Gilt bronze seated figure of the luohan Pindola, Ming Dynasty, 15th century, height: 50.8cm.

Gilt bronze seated figure of the luohan Pindola, Ming Dynasty, 15th century, height: 50.8cm.

 

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Opening hours during exhibition:

Monday to Friday, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm

Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 October, 10am to 5pm

Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 October, 10am to 5pm

Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 November, 10am to 5pm  

Saturday 8 & Saturday 15 November, 10am to 1pm

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