Details:

In this painting, two museum visitors share an exchange in front of Phillip Guston’s painting "Couple in Bed" (1977). The female visitor’s pants and shoes mirror the signature pinks and reds in Guston's oeuvre, seemingly asking: “Does life imitate art, or does art imitate life?”
Unframed
Signed

① Artwork:

"A Copy?"

In this painting, two museum visitors share an exchange in front of Phillip Guston’s painting Couple in Bed (1977). The female visitor’s pants and shoes mirror the signature pinks and reds in Guston's oeuvre, seemingly asking: “Does life imitate art, or does art imitate life?”

C. Meng's most recent paintings are fantastic assemblages that explore the mystery of the art form. These works are reinterpretations of the world that often combine art historical images or contemporary cultural scenes with characters and situations from the artist's own imagination. Disassociating a picture from its original context sparks Meng’s curiosity about the intrinsic meaning in visual representation—and ultimately the meaning of painting. 

Specs:

24 inches
32 inches

③ Artist:

C Meng

Living between the United States and China since the 1970s, Meng’s dichotomous cultural experience informs his work’s fusion of Eastern and Western artistic sensibilities. The artist employs soft calligraphic gestures on top of broad and abstracted brushstrokes, displaying a mastery of both loose and precise mark-making. Meng’s elegant and expressive genre paintings use simple lines and notations to convey scenes from the artist’s daily life and travels—from Chinese street market scenes to European museum interiors.

C Meng:
"A Copy?", 2022
Acrylic on canvas
32.0 × 24.0 inches /