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Working Day & Night to Move:  by Yi Xing Ma 671. Working Day and Night to Move: original oil painting on canvas by Yi Xing Ma, 1994-96

This is the first, in a suite of four paintings, inspired by Ma's move from Hangzhou to Shanghai, in the mid-1990's, all of which we have available, in the Leona Craig Art Gallery.  They are dark, surrealistic, and deconstructed, conveying Ma's feelings at the time.

There was so much preparation for this move, not only in packing boxes but also, emotionally, thinking ahead to a new life in a new city, and thinking about what will be left behind.  There is always much preparation and stress in a move, whether it is a move from one abode to another or a life move.

We offer the entire suite of four paintings for $240,000.
  $62,500   91x60cm  
               
You with shortcomings try to inspire me: by Yi Xing Ma 672. You with Your Shortcomings Inspire Me: original oil painting by Yi Xing Ma 1994-96

This is from a suite of four paintings, all of which we have available, in the Leona Craig Art Gallery.  They are dark, slightly abstract, and definitely surrealistic.  Together, they tell the story of Ma's move, in the mid-1990's, from Hangzhou to Shanghai, putting his thoughts about that time onto canvas.

This is number two, in the series.  It is a mother and son.  In it, Ma pays a backhanded tribute to the motherland, who produced him, so that, even though the motherland is imperfect, even though his art teachers derided his work, while he was in art school, he has still been allowed to grow into the successful artist that he has become.  A Shanghai cityscape is demured in the lower background.

We offer the entire suite for $240,000.
  $62,500   91x60cm  
               
Eating Self-Praise Proclamations: by Ma Yi Xing 673. Eating Self-Praise Proclamations: original oil painting on canvas by Y Xing Ma, 1994-96

This is the third in a suite of four paintings, inspired by Ma's move from Hangzhou to Shanghai, in the mid-1990's.  They are dark, surrealistic, and deconstructed, conveying Ma's feelings at the time.

In this one, Ma expresses his distaste for words and people who engage in self-praise: the self-important people he has met in his world of art, collectors and politics.  He explained to us that, in his view, all living things, great and small, are equal, and there is no cause to be so self-important.  These are just part of the things that Ma was contemplating when he was making the transition fro his old world to the new.  A Shanghai cityscape is demured in the lower left background

We offer the entire suite of four paintings for $240,000.
 
  $62,500   91x60cm  
               
I Swear to Change  Prison into Paradise: Yi Xing Ma 674. I Swear to Change Prison into Paradise: original oil painting on canvas by Yi Xing Ma, 1994-96

This is the final painting in a suite of four, which Ma painted to describe his feelings of moving from Hangzhou to Shanghai, in the mid-1990's, all of which are currently available through the Leona Craig Gallery.  They are dark, surrealistic, and deconstructed.

This final painting is about love: changing what could be a prison into a glorious paradise, symbolized as two people intertwined and on the move (love the sneaker on the foot of the man).  A Shanghai cityscape can be seen in the lower background.

We offer the entire suite of four for $240,000.
 
  $62,500   91x60cm  
               
No Order: painting by Yi Xing Ma 145. No Order: original oil on painting canvas by Yi Xing Ma (Ma Yi Xing) 1995

Ma tells us that at the time that he painted this wonderful deconstructionist work, he was reading the philosophy of Kant, particularly, his moral philosophy.  Having read it, he decided that the world, as he knows it, is both filled with conflict and sad.

Thus, the title, "no order", is what Ma concludes is the real truth about the world, and his painting with all of its intricate and clashing details reflects his impression of the state of the world.

We always enjoy Ma's paintings and the stories behind them, and this one, certainly, gives us a lot to take in, on both counts.
 
  $135,000   138x128  
               
We have other works by Yi Xing Ma, in our gallery, which are not displayed in our on line gallery.  For more information, please, email or call us and we will forward the information to you
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