Liu Yujun

Artwork

Artist Biography

In Liu Yujun’s painting series entitled Unknown Liquid, most of the canvas is dominated by images of women combining the temperament of traditional Chinese women and the character of modern Chinese urban women.

More specifically, Liu Yujun has created a series of unique images of ‘beautiful women’ by enlarging and changing the forms in an invisible manner and by expanding and synthesising in two opposite directions. In the first direction he focuses on the image of imperial palace maidens, the traditional Chinese beauties. In this respect Liu Yujun adopted some characteristic features, such as the slanting eyes with single eyelids and the traditional hairstyles from ancient Chinese paintings of imperial palace maidens, to emphasise the characteristics of Chinese women.

In the opposite direction Liu Yujun specifically focused on the coldly elegant features of modern urban women, such as the cold and indifferent eyes, the heavily made-up lips, the smooth and shining skin, the slightly opened and seductive mouth and the characteristic postures and expressions. Liu Yujun ingeniously integrates the most traditional and most modern aesthetic elements, two completely opposite aspects, into the images of ‘beautiful women’ in his paintings.

This is clearly related to his deep insight in and exact representation of both the gender characteristics and the cultural nature of images of Chinese women. From the perspective of artistic expression Liu Yujun again combines the oldest artistic methods with the most popular forms of expression from modern times in his series Unknown Liquid.

 

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Artist Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2013
Liu Yujun Solo Exhibition, Robinsons Art Gallery, Knokke, Belgium
Liu Yujun Solo Exhibition, Wangye Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

Group Exhibitions

2016
Singapore Contemporary Art Show(Asia Contemporary Art Show Singapore), Singapore
Asia Contemporary Art Show Hong Kong 2016, Hong Kong
Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong 2016

2015
Soemo Fine Arts Collection Exhibition,Soemo Fine Arts, Beijing, China

2014
AFF Hong Kong, Hong Kong

2013
Art Beijing, Beijing, China

2012
China International Gallery Exposition, Beijing, China
Robinsons Art Gallery, Knokke, Belgium

2011
Contemporary Art Fair, Soemo Fine Arts, China
Seven Seventy Gallery, Paris, France
Galerie 138, Honfleur, France
Galerie Titren, Beaune, France
Lineart, Gent, Belgium
Robinsons Art Gallery, Knokke Zoute, Belgium
Shanghai Contemporary, Shanghai, China
Robinsons Art Gallery, Knokke Zoute, Belgium

2010
Art Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
Lineart, Gent, Belgium
Affordable Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium
Seven Seventy Gallery, Paris, France
Art Paris, Paris, France
Galerie 138, Honfleur, France
Robinsons Art Gallery, Knokke Zoute, Belgium

2009
Galerie Adler, Miami, USA
Art Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
Galerie Bertin-Toublanc, Miami, Florida, USA
Gallery LL, Laren, The Netherlands
Lineart, Gent, Belgium
Robinsons Art Gallery, Knokke Zoute, Belgium
Art Paris, Paris, France

2008
DJT Fine Art, New York, USA
Galerie Adler, Paris, France
Lineart, Gent, Belgium
Robinsons Art Gallery, New York City, New York, USA
Robinsons Art Gallery, Knokke Zoute, Belgium

2007
MiArt, Milaan, Italy
Lineart, Gent, Belgium
Singapore Art Fair, Singapore, China
Beijing Art Fair, Beijing, China
Robinsons Art Gallery, Knokke Zoute, Belgium

2006
MiArt, Milaan, Italy
Art Singapore, Singapore, China

2005
Guangzhou International Art Fair, Guangzhou, China

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