› Mon, 08 Jan 2018
Hi, was wondering if you might know the artist of this lithograph? I can’t read the signature. Thanks so much for any help.This looks to be an artwork of an artist by the name of Yamin Young.
› Wed, 03 Jan 2018
Top 12 Contemporary Chinese Yunnan Artworks Resurfacing in 2017 after 30 Years in Private Collections
By Conroy Wyman Shum, JD
The demand for collecting Contemporary Chinese Yunnan artworks has definitely oscillated over the past 10 years. The tastes of collectors have certainly become more particular, with notable focus placed around artworks created by the original 5 yunnan artists (Ting Shao Kuang, He Neng, Zhou Ling, He Deguang, and Jiang Tiefeng) and 2 yunnan affiliated artists (Lu Hong and Chen Yongle) . For 2017, I witnessed a trend in art collectors where long time collectors were either interested to hold onto their early works from 30 years ago, and/or were adding early works to their collections. I’ve selected the below artworks as notable artworks: some having been published as limited edition serigraphs while others were previously undocumented discoveries of 2017.
June Bride, 41” x 41”, Paint on paper by Ting Shao Kuang dated 1988
Moonlight, 40” x 40”, Paint on paper by Ting Shao Kuang dated 1988
Dreaming, 40” x 40”, Paint on paper by Lu Hong dated 1987
The Flute Player, 40” x 40 1/2”, Paint on paper by He Neng dated 1987
Mirage in a Dream, 40” x 40”, Paint on paper by He Neng dated 1988
Waterfront, 40” x 55.5”, Paint on paper by He Neng dated 1986
Untitled, 40” x 40”, Paint on paper by He Neng dated 1988
Spirit of Flower, 40” x 40”, Paint on paper by Zhou Ling dated 1988
Untitled, 40” x 40”, Paint on paper by He Deguang dated 1989
Woman Portrait, 20” x 20”, Paint on paper by Jiang Tiefeng dated 1987
Women with Sailboats, 20” x 20”, Paint on paper by Jiang Tiefeng dated 1988
2 Women with Sailboats, 20” x 20”, Paint on paper by Jiang Tiefeng dated 1988
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› Sun, 17 Sep 2017Hi Kathy Thank you for your Inquiry. As you know , master ting’s works are popular in the art world. There are many artists that reproduce his images, especially in the 1990’s and 2000s. I am familiar with the originals that inspired these reproductions. Based on the images you sent, these are 100% reproduction pieces. With that said, they would look beautiful on your walls. Best regards Conroy
>Hi I purchased two original artworks from an art gallery in Beijing in 2000. They are both painted with colourful gouache paints and ink on black rice paper. I am led to believe they may be the earlier works of Ting Shao Kuang entitled ‘Sea and Wind’ and ‘Bird Song’ – images attached. They are beautiful and very colourful but not signed! They are unframed and been rolled up for 17 years! How do I find out if they are the works of Shao Kuang? I’d appreciate your advise. Many thanks Kathy
› Sun, 04 Jun 2017
Dear Sir, I have a collection of Yunnan art from the Painter Pan Minjia. I have 69 different paintings. Can you give me an advise? Best regards Bernd SchneiderHi berms, thank you for your message. I have not come across this artist in my study of yunnan art. He may be a new artist painting in this old style . Good luck, Con
› Tue, 21 Mar 2017
For all you Ting Shao Kuang fans, Master Ting is making a rare public appearance for a lecture on April 8, 2017 in the City of Industry, CA, USA. (Lecture will be in Chinese and admission is free)
› Fri, 24 Feb 2017
Conroy Wyman Galleries – Yunnan Art School Artists turned 7 today!
› Sun, 22 Jan 2017
Totem Poles Originated from China? by Conroy Wyman Shum
While studying more about Contemporary Chinese Yunnan art, I was intrigued by numerous depictions of totem poles that represent the diverse cultures of the minority tribes, (including the Wa and Yi cultures) that live in Southern China. Contemporary Chinese artists like He Neng and He Deguang, who developed their heavy color art styles while living in Yunnan during the Cultural Revolution, captured totem poles in their paintings.
Southern Wings, by He Deguang dated 1988 & Untitled, by He Neng dated 1988
It would seem atypical to associate totem poles with China, but rather, more commonplace to imagine many of the artistic examples of figures, animals and other symbols carved in wooden totem poles by the Native Americans and Eskimos of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. But is there any possible connections between those from Asia vs those from the Americas?
Determining whether or not the Native American and Eskimo totems have been influenced from Asia will rely on the dedication of anthropologists, archaeologists and other scientific researchers as more discoveries are found and the evidence is evaluated by these experts. What modern day technologies have revealed through DNA testing at least, is that the Eskimo and Native American population show a strong connected lineage to those living in Asia, and particularly to the indigenous people from Australia and Melanesia. A vast number of researchers agree that the indigenous people of the Americas crossed the Bering Straits (ice bridge), that involved at least several separate migrations.
Discoveries supporting a possible connection, include the trove of artifacts that were discovered in 1986, by workers in Southern China (Sichuan Province which neighbors Yunnan). The discoveries provide some evidence that totem poles likely existed long ago. These mask-like artifacts which were posted on the top of poles, were made of bronze, and associated with the ancient Sanxingdui civilization, a culture dating back 3,000 to 5,000 years ago.
As we continue to make more discoveries and develop a deeper understanding of humanity, I have to ask, isn’t our human history fascinating?
› Tue, 27 Dec 2016
Top 10 Contemporary Chinese Yunnan Artworks Resurfacing in 2016 after 20 years in Private Collections
By Conroy Wyman Shum, JD
Collecting Contemporary Chinese Yunnan artworks hit its pinnacle in the late 80′s and early 90′s. To get a glimpse of these long created artworks, it’s difficult to find a public venue to study and admire these types of artworks. For newer enthusiasts, many resort to seeking out written publications and catalog raisonnes, while others have to admire images stored online. The good news is, every year, long collected artworks resurface, and the following are my favorite previously undocumented discoveries of 2016.
(pictured above is a rare Ting Shao Kuang painting from 1999)
(pictured above is an early work from Chen Chongping from 1991)
(pictured above is an original He Deguang painting titled “Jinge Assasinates Qin” from 1989)
(pictured above is a religious work from Chen Yongle from 1990)
(pictured above is a colorful representation from Jiang Tiefeng titled “Dance” from 1989)
(pictured above is a scenic seascape from Jiang Tiefeng “Deep Ocean” from 1999)
(pictured above is an early Ting Shao Kuang painting titled “Peaceful Harmony” from 1986)
(pictured above is an early work from Zhou Ling titled “Blue River” from the
(pictured above is an original Wang Yu Lui from 1992)
(pictured above is an heavy color artwork by Lu Hong titled “Maid and Death” from
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› Sat, 27 Feb 2016
By Conroy Wyman Shum, JD
Welcome to the Year of the Monkey!
According to the Chinese Zodiac calendar, 2016 marks the Year of the Monkey. The Monkey plays an important role in Chinese folklore, and is a common theme depicted in both Chinese traditional as well as Chinese contemporary art.
Many of these religious folklore, describe the monkey to be our human ancestor. These mythical creatures were said to possess supernatural powers. They could talk, and shapeshift between a monkey and a human. Aside from Chinese folklore, the monkey is also prevalent in Tibetan and Indian mythology.
It’s probably no surprise then, that people born in the year of the Monkey, are characterized as intelligent, witty, and clever. In fact, the scientific community has asserted that there is a comparative link between humans and monkeys (chimpanzees to be specific).
These creatures are known to display social behavior, and possess other traits that are similar to humans. For one, they have the ability to walk upright as well as communicate verbally and through facial expressions. Like humans, they are omnivores, eating fruits and vegetables, as well as meat. Even more compelling, is our common ability to use tools to support our daily lives.
Based on the fossil records, the paleontology world believe that humans and chimpanzees shared a common ancestor from about 5-7 million years ago. Interestingly, humans and chimpanzees shared 99% of the same DNA. Check out the latest hominid (human ancestors) discoveries by Dr. Lee Berger in South Africa, called, Homo naledi and Australopithecus sediba, which may eventually prove to be further linkage between our current species, Homo sapien, and our more primitive ancestors.
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