Liu Guofu was born in 1964 in Nanjing, and graduated from the Oil Painting Department of the Nanjing Institute of Arts in 1985. He currently lives and works in Nanjing.

His artwork melds motions of light with air. While “light” brings out its depth, “air” helps disperse the “light” to every corner of the work. His symbolic blue-greyish colour is fundamental to his works. Up close, the brushstrokes are chaotic and fragmented, yet from a distance the brushstrokes gather to form a poetic tranquillity.

Liu Guofu has held various major solo exhibitions in Shanghai Art Museum (Shanghai), Today Art Museum (Beijing) and Jiangsu Provincial Art Museum (Nanjing). In 2023, the artist’s solo exhibition “Liu Guofu: Requiem" was held in Sotheby's Hong Kong Gallery, which was a huge success. His paintings were widely collected by private and institutional collectors, such as MGM Chairman’s Collection (Macau), Shanghai Art Museum (Shanghai), Jiangsu Provincial Art Museum (Nanjing) as well as private collectors from U.K, France, Germany, Monaco, Switzerland, Dubai, India, U.S., Canada, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Macau and Mainland China.