Family Downtime. 2008. Oil on canvas. 24 x 30. Provenance: the artist; Westport River Gallery, CT. Signed and dated, lower right Housed in a gold 29 7/8 x 35 7/8-inch frame. $3,500.
In this charming family scene, the mother holds a cup of tea (probably yak butter tea) while she is cooking over an outdoor fire in front of the family yurt. A Tibetan terrier is watching the fire, To the left, near a cauldron, a child is looking aside. The title of the painting reflects a relaxed moment in contemporary nomadic Tibetan life.
Zheng Zhiyue is a Chinese artist born in Shanghai in 1957. He studied at Central Academy of Art and Design and Shanghai Jiao Tong University. In the mid 1980's, Zhiyue immigrated to the United States, where from 1989 to 1992 he studied at Chen Yifei Studio in New York and worked as an arts assistant. He conducted a solo exhibition in New Jersey and his painting series of Tibet was well received. Born in Shanghai, Zheng studied at Central Academy of Art and Design and Shanghai Jiao Tong University respectively. From 1989 to 1992 had been studying at the Chen Yifei Studio in New York and working as an assistant. He had a solo exhibition in New Jersey and his painting series of Tibet was well received.
His extraordinary works, portraying the heartland of Tibet, not only illustrate the beauty and simplicity of daily survival in a small village, but they create a vivacious mood that captures the intense emotions of the human experience.
Zhiyue Zheng.Orientalist Fine Art.
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