Master Lui Liu

Lui Liu, – who was born in Northern China but moved to Canada in the early 1990s – trained at the esteemed Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. His masterful technique has been compared to the italian baroque artist Caravaggio (I think you will also find a bit of De Chirico or Dalí). In a Chinese twist, Lui Liu uses his oil paintings to play with the absurd, toying with the viewer in an often grotesque hilarity.

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His acquisition of techniques started during China’s Cultural Revolution when he was a little boy painting posters on the street. And he continued in the most prestigious Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing.

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In my opinion, the borderlines dividing language, science, common sense and the arts are disappearing gradually. I see convergence bringing about an integrated cultural world, and my works are an attempt to present such a vision of the integrating world to our senses. For me, this is the utterable element still unuttered. – Lui Liu

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What’s left of ME in my paintings then is the combination of other people’s rules and technique and my psychological perception of reality. I don’t try to be ancient or modern. I could only paint within the continuity of a tradition and with a simple mission: to paint the ever-lasting mythopoetic images of our time as they come out of the past and move into the future
– Lui Liu

Visit his official homepage www.luiliu.com

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