金馬奔騰 Horses

Flying Horse 快意飞马, 2017
Mixed 24k Gold & natural oil on ceramic
53cm x 42.5cm

In traditional Chinese culture, horses have always been regarded as an auspicious symbol. Kim Il Tae has painted the golden horses’ elegant temperament, liveliness and high spiritedness in such a realistic and delicate way that highlighted the horse’s noble character. In Chinese, there is a saying “一馬當先” that means taking the lead; Signifying victory, flourishing business, and thriving far ahead of competition.

馬,在中國傳統文化長期以來都是以“吉祥”為核心價值。畫家以細膩的手法,把駿馬勾畫出充滿張力和奮發向上的震撼美感。馬踏祥雲,祥雲有吉祥之意,故作品名為“一馬當先”,旗開得勝。象征事業蒸蒸日上,興旺發達,遙遙領先。