Optimism: Happy New Year 2023!

Chu Teh-Chun (Zhu Dequn), Optimisme, oil on canvas, signed in pinyin and Chinese and dated 06; signed in pinyin and Chinese, titled, dated 2006 and dedicated to Thierry Dana, Image Source: Sotheby’s

“The paintings of Chu Teh-Chun dated between 2004 and 2006 present images that convey more to the viewer than the artist’s personal preferences or the pursuit of a more dynamic style. Rather, Chu examines each work in the hopes of further developing their uniqueness individually. Through the utmost strikingly abstract landscapes, the viewer is able to distinguish remnants of the best Chinese art by old masters within each canvas. The remarkable eye of Chu Teh-Chun manages to capture the most immeasurable nature of the universe, as well as symbols and signs that reflect a passage of time.

With thorough dexterity and precision, Chu’s painting has become an “absolute necessity” in expressing his feelings toward the cosmos. The meticulous arrangement of colour and line within his compositions exceptionally reveal a wholly limitless and timely affection for art.”

Pierre Cabanne 

“Auld Lang Syne” Variations: I. Eine kleine Nichtmusik · Kremerata Baltica · Gidon Kremer

Hat Tip

Many thanks to Claudio Capriolo at la regina gioiosa for introducing me to this music in his post Variazioni su Auld Lang Syne.

See More

CHU TEH-CHUN at Christie’s

CHU TEH-CHUN at Sotheby’s

CHU TEH-CHUN at Bonham’s

Read More

CHU TEH-CHUN at wikiwand

10 things to know about poet painter Chu Teh-Chun

Chu Teh chun: The Man Behind the Legendary Painter

Chu Teh-Chun in Three Works: Symphonic, Calligraphic, Lyrical

Happy New Year 2023! 🥳🎉🎊


21 Comments Add yours

  1. Phil says:

    Happy New Year 2023!!! 🤗

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  2. Wishing you a bright and wonderful new year 🥰🎄💖✨️

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  3. Well that is the most joyful version of Auld Lang Syne I have ever heard 🙂 And the painting is simply stunning. I would love to have it gracing my walls. I loved the line “Chu’s painting has become an “absolute necessity” in expressing his feelings toward the cosmos”. I said something very similar, recently, to my husband. I do not really properly express my deepest, most spiritual feelings unless I can write them down. Loved this post! Happy New Year to you and yours…xoxo 🙂💕🙏

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    1. I’m happy you enjoyed this, Patti. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts. May 2023 bring health and peace to all! 😎❤️🎉

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  4. Michele Lee says:

    An infusion of color and moving music. ✨ Best wishes to you in the new year!

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    1. And to you, also, Michele! 😎🎉🥳

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  5. Inge David says:

    Happy New Year !

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  6. cindy knoke says:

    Happy New Year! 3️⃣1️⃣🕛1️⃣

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  7. Love this painting by Chu Teh-Chun! The dynamic yet centralized energy of optimism explodes within the surrounding space, affecting all within its reach.

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    1. I have 30 drafts ready to publish of his work 😱. His paintings mesmerize me! Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Rosaliene! 😎❤️

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      1. Great! I look forward to seeing more of his work 🙂

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  8. This one is beautiful but also strangely haunting. 😳😁

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    1. Agree! I have different feeling each time I re-visit this one. I do see the beauty in what appears to be chaos, but I crave order….so “strangely haunting” makes sense to me.

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  9. Anita Bacha says:

    Another beautiful post to start the new year. I have to confess I love Chinese artwork. Yes I do not only because I have one daughter in law who is Chinese! Happy Year of the Rabbit 🐰, Sunny!

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    1. How lovely to have a Chinese daughter-in-law! I am just discovering Chinese art and have become a little obsessed…lol Much more to come this year! 😎

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      1. Anita Bacha says:

        Thank you,Sunny. I am glad to learn that much more is on the way..Chinese et al 😎

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      2. Anita Bacha says:

        Pleasure,Sunny 🤗

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  10. Happy New Year, thanks for a great blog!

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    1. I appreciate your visits, Viv. Happy 2023! 😎


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