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Chu Teh-Chun Works To Lead Christie's Hong Kong


Christie’s Hong Kong auction house on Nov. 24 when works from the sublime Chinese-French abstract art painter CHU THE-CHUN go under the hammer.

When CHU THE-CHUN died, in 2014, at the age of 93, the last living link to the traditional Chinese painting techniques with Western abstract art was gone.

Chu Teh-Chun is important because he was one of the most important Chinese artists who made huge contributions in filling the gap between Western and traditional Chinese art.

In fact, CHU Teh-Chun was the first Chinese artist to be admitted into the prestigious Académie des Beaux Art (Academy of Fine Arts in France). He was recognized worldwide for his tremendous achievements in Western-style abstracts with a unique rendering of Chinese aesthetics.


Chu Teh-Chun Biography

Chu Teh-Chun or Zhu Dequn was a Chinese-French abstract art painter acclaimed for his pioneering style integrating traditional Chinese painting techniques with Western abstract art.  

Chu, who has lived in Paris since 1955, is most likely the last living artist of Chinese émigrés who moved to France in the 50s.

Chu Teh-Chun enrolled in the National School of Fine Arts (now China Academy of Art), where he studied under Fang Ganmin and Wu Dayu. He was the first ethnic Chinese member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts of France, and together with Wu Guanzhong and Zao Wou-Ki were dubbed the "Three Musketeers" of modernist Chinese artists trained in China and France



Chu Teh-Chun Art  

Chu Teh-Chun art does not attempt to represent an accurate depiction of a visual reality but instead use shapes, colours, forms and gestural marks to achieve its effect.

Chu’s art was sometimes also called a nonobjective art. He was is a painter and a fine sculpture too. 

With abstract art, the subject of Chu’s work is what you see: color, shapes, brushstrokes, size, scale, and, in some cases, the process itself, as in action painting

Chu’s Abstract Art is Stylistically abstract art including elements movements of Surrealism, Dadaism, Cubism, and Fauvism (including SuprematismArt InformelNeo-Plasticism, and De Stijl, Pablo Picasso, Piet Mondrian, Wassily Kandinsky, and many more).



Chu Teh-Chun Abstract Expressionist

The Chinese-French paint was a majestic abstract expressionist. He applied to new forms of abstract art developed by American painters such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Willem de Kooning in the 1940s and 1950s. 

It is often characterised by gestural brush-strokes or mark-making, and the impression of spontaneity.

The colors blocks and geometrical lines of Chu’s work do indeed recall Abstract Expressionism, but some elements like the monumental mountains and rivers evoke the style of the Chinese Northern Song dynasty.




Why CHU TEH-CHUN is important

He used in beautiful way the 6 Key Elements of Abstract Art Success: Line, TextureShapeFormColor, and Value.

In Chu every piece of art has it's own signification, a visual signification that give it structure and interest.





A CHU TEH-CHUN work in November 2013, untitled oil on canvas diptych painted by Chu in 1963 was sold for HK$70.7 million (US$9.1 million) at an auction in Hong Kong, setting his personal record.

His previous record was another diptych entitled "La Foret Blanche II", which was sold at auction in 2012 for HK$60 million, or $7.7 million USD

According to the Hurun Art List, the total value of Chu's artworks sold in 2013 at public auction was US$65 million, ranking third among all living Chinese artists, behind only Zeng Fanzhi and Fan Zeng.  




Next Chu The-Chun Christie’s Hong Kong Evening Sale

CHU THE-CHUN next auction will comprise 5 lots. It will be inside the Asian 20th Century & Contemporary Art (Evening Sale)

 Christie's - Asian 20th Century & Contemporary Art


Auction will be on at Grand Hall, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, No. 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong.


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