LiveArt announced today an upcoming partnership with Huang Yuxing (b. 1975, Beijing) to co-create “Meta-morphic: the Genesis of Huang Yuxing,” an exclusive NFT drop by the contemporary artist. Already renowned for his dexterous paintings, Huang will expand on his physical work and enter the digital realm through this genesis collection of generative NFTs. Each NFT will evolve and unlock alongside a collector’s participation.
This NFT drop is produced and published by LiveArt, which launched in early 2021 by a team of former Sotheby’s and Christie’s leaders to bridge the physical and digital art worlds. The collaboration between two leading forces in the art world will bring their collective creativity to the rapidly maturing world of digital art.
"Meta-morphic is my first generative NFT project. This new medium allows a new kind of exploration of recurring motifs in my work - minerals, bubbles and rivers - and the themes of nature and of time that are hallmarks of my artistic journey," said Huang Yuxing about the collaboration.
Huang Yuxing is widely recognized for paintings that reflect and preserve the process of their creation. His work’s exceptional synthesis of styles has broad appeal, with imagery that calls back to traditional Chinese landscape painting rendered in an ultra-contemporary neon palette that verges on abstraction. Huang’s works have already passed the $8-million mark at auction, most recently via the sale of his epic riverscape Seven Treasure Pines (2016–19) which sold for HK$64.8 million ($8.3 million), more than 13 times its high estimate, a record sum for a Chinese artist born after 1970.
“We are thrilled to be working with Huang Yuxing on his ‘Genesis’ NFT collection,” said Marisa Kayyem, head of LiveArt NFT division. “Yuxing’s arresting work brings together tradition and innovation, not limited by constraints or boundaries. He is an ideal partner in LiveArt’s mission to support creators in exploring blockchain as an artistic medium, bring traditional collectors into the digital space, and expose crypto collectors to breakthrough contemporary artists.”
“Meta-morphic: the Genesis of Huang Yuxing” will be available this fall exclusively at LiveArt. Visit https://liveart.io/meta-morphic to receive updates about the collaboration.
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About Huang Yuxing
Huang Yuxing (b. 1975, Beijing) is widely recognized among his generation for his ability to create paintings that reflect and preserve the process of their creation. Colors, brushstrokes, and traces of the artist’s hand endure on his canvases after being continuously overlaid and blended. The meticulous brushstrokes and intense colors that pervade his works are grounded in the traditional Chinese realist technique, ‘Gongbi Zhongcai’, while building upon these principles through a signature contemporary style that continues to evolve.
Huang’s artistic practice is marked by exceptional depth: while his works may at first recall an Expressionist style, they are deeply rooted in a detailed construction of landscape and human form that effuses vibrant color and reflects the experience of creation. Huang’s works are marked by a sharp and clear contrast between the vitality of color and the harsh realities of life. Rivers, bubbles, treasures, sunrises, and sunsets are recurring motifs in his works that are presented with dazzling visual effect, yet embody the artist’s extensive study of individuals, nature, life, politics, and beyond.