B. China, 1911 – 2004
Blue Landscape, 1976
Signed and inscribed in Chinese
“Liu Kang 1976” on lower right
Oil on board
49 x 74 cm
Private Collection, Singapore
Liu Kang is a colourful modernist who never shies away confident brush strokes and rich colours. In the Blue Landscape, the artist smears a classic shade of blue contouring the mountain to show depth in bringing forth the view’s majestic atmosphere. As one of the Nanyang-style founders, he goes bold and raw for nature.
Born in 1911 in Yongchun, Fujian Province, famed Singaporean artist by the name Liu Kang was hailed. as “a pillar of the southern sky” in the art scene. He was the president of the Society of Chinese Artists between 1946 and 1958, and a founding member of the Singapore Art Society, where he served as president for 10 years. Liu Kang arrived in Singapore in 1942 and had been credited with numerous contributions to the local art scene.