In Praise of Blandness | Liu Guofu Solo Exhibition: 13 April - 7 May 2021

  • “Liu Guofu’s contribution to artistic language, and his distinction from others, is that he uses seemingly abstract, null brushstrokes to construct an infinitely growing remnant image.” 
     
    Dr. Xia Kejun
  • Liu Guofu 劉國夫 Flower No. 8 花 - 8, 2019-2020
    Liu Guofu 劉國夫 Flower No. 8 花 - 8, 2019-2020
    • Liu Guofu 劉國夫, Flower No. 3 花 - 3, 2017
      Liu Guofu 劉國夫, Flower No. 3 花 - 3, 2017
    • Liu Guofu 劉國夫, Flower No. 9 花 - 9, 2020
      Liu Guofu 劉國夫, Flower No. 9 花 - 9, 2020
  • Liu Guofu 劉國夫, Flower No. 11 花 - 11, 2020 Liu Guofu 劉國夫, Flower No. 11 花 - 11, 2020
  • Liu Guofu 劉國夫, Flower No.6 花 - 6, 2020
     
    • Liu Guofu 劉國夫, Rock No. 6 石 - 6, 2020
      Liu Guofu 劉國夫, Rock No. 6 石 - 6, 2020
    • Liu Guofu 劉國夫, Rock No. 7 石 - 7, 2020
      Liu Guofu 劉國夫, Rock No. 7 石 - 7, 2020
  • LIU GUOFU 劉國夫, ROCK NO.3 石 - 3, 2019 LIU GUOFU 劉國夫, ROCK NO.3 石 - 3, 2019
     
  • Liu Guofu 劉國夫, Pervasion No. 26 彌漫 - 26, 2016
    • Liu Guofu 劉國夫, Pervasion No. 5 彌漫 - 5, 2014
      Liu Guofu 劉國夫, Pervasion No. 5 彌漫 - 5, 2014
    • Liu Guofu 劉國夫, Pervasion No. 13 彌漫 - 13, 2016
      Liu Guofu 劉國夫, Pervasion No. 13 彌漫 - 13, 2016
  • Liu Guofu 劉國夫, Pervasion No. 21 彌漫 - 21, 2016 Liu Guofu 劉國夫, Pervasion No. 21 彌漫 - 21, 2016
    • Liu Guofu 劉國夫, Pervasion No. 24 彌漫 - 24, 2017
      Liu Guofu 劉國夫, Pervasion No. 24 彌漫 - 24, 2017
    • Liu Guofu 劉國夫, Descent 降臨, 2012
      Liu Guofu 劉國夫, Descent 降臨, 2012
  • artist biography 

  • Liu Guofu was born in Nanjing China in 1964. His artwork represents an outstanding achievement in contemporary Chinese infra-mince art, and shows us the true modern qualities and international potential for a “Chinese-style painting”, defining the artist’s unique and widely regarded technique which makes him one-of-a-kind in the Chinese contemporary art world.

    Liu's 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 use of 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. Generated from a series of destruction and reconstruction, Liu Guofu creates an opposing tension, a sense of aching.

    Liu's oil paintings have been exhibited in many major cities. Highlights include a solo exhibition in 3812 Gallery (Hong Kong and London) in 2016 and 2018, a group exhibition in Kunstraum Villa Friede, Bonn (Germany) in 2014, and a solo show in 2011 that toured the Jiangsu Provincial Art Museum (Nanjing), Today Art Museum (Beijing), and the Shanghai Art Museum; In the same year, he also participated in the Parallel Exhibition at the 54th Venice Biennale. Liu's paintings were widely collected by private and institutional collectors, such as MGM Cotai Chairman’s Collection (Macau), Shanghai Art Museum and Jiangsu Provincial Art Museum.

  • In Praise of Blandness

    Liu Guofu Solo exhibition

    13 April - 7 May 2021