Leon Gallery wishes to thank Mr. Lao Lianben for confirming the authenticity of this lot


Zen Garden: Lao Lianben’s art invites one to a state of calm attentiveness. His signature minimalism is rooted in silence, leading one to tranquility, clarity of thought, and an attitude of acceptance. Through the years, he is considered a master of creating monochromatic non-representational art with his elegant refined aesthetic and expressionist calligraphic brushwork. He possesses the ability to display quietude in simplicity. In this painting, Lao recreates the essence of nature as he presents the Zen garden’s carefully composed rock and sand formations. The heart-shaped rock and the cracked surface in the dry landscape that characterize the Japanese rock garden serve as meditative features into the heart of the matter—arriving at the meaning of existence in man’s corporeal reality.