Zao Wou-Ki - Saint-Tropez

Stencil engraving by Zao Wou-Ki inspired from Saint-Tropez, a piece created during the winter of 2006 in the South of France.

 

Stencil engraving by Zao Wou-Ki inspired from Saint-Tropez, a piece created during the winter of 2006 in the South of France. A highly-poetic piece of work that reveals the subtle gleam of the Mediterranean sea in Winter. For the execution of this large etching (60 x 50 cm ), carried out with gouache and watercolour, 40 applications with a stencil were required. The hand-made application of colour demands extremely painstaking work, meticulously followed by the artist, in order to render all the subtleties of the work’s sensibility.


Reproduced on 300g Rives paper.
Issue: 99 copies signed and numbered by Zao Wou-Ki.

Reference Wou-Ki St-Tropez
Size 50 x 60 cm
Edition 99 copies
Justification Signed and numbered by Zao Wou-Ki.
Technique Reproduced on 300g Rives paper. Stencil etching on BFK Rives paper.
Publication date 2006

Zao (Wou-Ki)


Zao Wou-Ki was born in Beijing in 1920, and died in 2013 in Nyon.

In 1948, he decided to move to Paris where he then regularly visited the Atelier d'Othon Friesz at the academy of the Grande-Chaumière as well as the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. He will then spend time with many artists, including the poet Henri Michaux who will write a text about his first lithographies in a volume entitled Lecture de huit lithographies de Zao Wou-Ki. Paul Klee's piece of art seen in Berne in 1951 then pushes Zao Wou-Ki to make a radical turn towards abstraction. Since 1941, exhibitions of Zao Wou-ki's works take place at a supported rythm in every country, and in the most important museums.

Zao Wou-Ki is one of the most illustrious representants of lyrical abstraction.



Zao Wou-Ki




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