Details:

In this painting, a cadre of doll and rabbit-like figures perch on a sofa as if, like street acrobats or saltimbanques, they are ready to perform at a moment’s notice. The candied palette and loose gestural brushstrokes add whimsy and humor to the composition.
Unframed
Signed

① Artwork:

The Red Stripe Couch

In this painting, a cadre of doll and rabbit-like figures perch on a sofa as if, like street acrobats or saltimbanques, they are ready to perform at a moment’s notice. The candied palette and loose gestural brushstrokes add whimsy and humor to the composition. 

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:

32 inches
24 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:
The Red Stripe Couch, 2022
Acrylic on canvas
24.0 × 32.0 inches /