Cart
e"> "Close Cart"

TAN SWIE HIAN | Portrait of Xu Yun - Buddhist Zen Master

TAN SWIE HIAN | Portrait of Xu Yun - Buddhist Zen Master

Item Description:

180 x 96 cm
ink on paper, hanging scroll
inscribed and signed Chen Ruixian in Chinese upper middle; stamped with a seal of artist

陳瑞獻《虛雲法師肖像畫》 水墨 紙本 立軸
款識:陈瑞献(左上)
鈐印:一方(左上)

Condition:

The work is in very good condition. Paper is clean, no foxing observed.

Literature:

Despite coming to painting at a later point of his life, Tan Swie Hian’s artistic awareness mirrors the concept of Sudden Enlightenment expounded by the Mahayana tradition in Buddhism. Described as an “Innate Purity or Nirvāna state that is realized through direct intuition or intuitive leap of discernment of the Ultimate Truth”, collectors have been quick to recognise the spark of ingenuity in Tan’s works, a quality similarly exuded by Bada Shanren (1626 –1705), a Taoist monk who executed spontaneous and deceptively simple ink paintings that nonetheless capture the very essence of the subject.

Tan Swie Hian’s lack of formal training does not prevent him from becoming one of Singapore’s most diverse artists, having held solo and group exhibitions of paintings in oil, Chinese ink and acrylic, sculpture, and calligraphy. He became an artist a few years after 1973, a pivotal year when Tan discovered the profundity of Buddhist thought and spent the next succeeding years concentrating on meditation. This large-scale ink portrait features the meditating figure of Buddhist Zen Master Xu Yun (1840 –1959), a venerable monk who dedicated his long life to the restoration of various monasteries such as the Yun-xi, Nan-hua and Yun-men temples, and reviving the Ch’an tradition within Buddhism for the emancipation of all living beings. Tan has painted a few other portraits in a similar calligraphic style, one of the most notable being the Portrait of Bada Shanren(2013), completed in just 60 seconds and fetching the hammer price of $4.4 million at an auction in Beijing in 2014.

儘管陳瑞獻拾起畫筆時已經是30歲後,但對於藝術的啟蒙,常常被形容為像佛教的突然領悟。在佛經中有“通過直接感悟或直覺對終極真理進行辨別而實現的純潔的狀態”收藏者訓速地認識到陳瑞獻的作品中的火花,這種品質猶同八大山人(1626年-1705年)的作品,一位道教僧侶所畫的作品非常的自發性和看似簡單的水墨畫,但卻抓住了這個主題的重要本質。
陳瑞獻並非受過正規的藝術訓練,但這並不妨礙他成為新加坡最多元化的藝術家之一,曾在油畫,水墨和亞克力,雕塑和書法各各媒介中都舉辦過個人和藝術家群展。1973年之後的幾年,陳瑞獻成為了一名藝術家,是他感悟佛教思想和專注於冥想的關鍵幾年。這幅大型水墨肖像展現了虛雲法師(1840-1959)畫了法師是個沉思的人物,這位尊敬的僧人致力於修復雲西,南華,雲門等各種寺院。恢復佛教內部的禪宗傳統,為所有生物的放生。陳瑞獻用類似書法風格畫了一些其他肖像,其中最著名的是八大山人畫像(2013),在短短60秒內完成,並在2014年北京拍賣會上獲得了440萬美元的拍賣價。

About The Artist:

TAN SWIE HIAN (b.1943, Singaporean) 陳瑞獻

AUCTION
SG$ 130000.00 ( Sold Price )
THIS ITEM HAS RECENTLY BEEN SOLD

AUCTION BY:

Make an offer

How it works:
  • Submit your offer and our sales team will negotiate with the seller on your behalf.
  • The item will remain on sale for other buyers while your offer is being discussed.
  • Not sure what to offer? Include a message below and a Lofty specialist will reach out to you.
NOTE: If the seller accepts, your offer is binding.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Listed price: $80,000.00
 

A member of the Lofty Sales Team will be in touch shortly and you will receive a copy of this email.
 

TAN SWIE HIAN | Portrait of Xu Yun - Buddhist Zen Master

Listed price: $80,000.00
 

Contact Lofty