Zhengyong Liu

Born in 1980 - China

BIOGRAPHY

Liu Zhengyong was born in China, in Zhuzhou in the province of Hunan in 1980. He graduated from the "Tianjin Art Academy" in 2004, where he specialized in oil painting.

Standing out among his peers, very soon, he was chosen to spread contemporary Chinese art in the Western world. He belongs now to this "new wave" which shatters and tonifies our market and messes up a bit with it, to our delight.

Liu Zhengyong excels at painting the portraits of characters often busted, freed from references that could tie them to a particular context, experiencing feelings that burn them.
 
His work in oil transmits deep and heavy feelings that reflect the heart, the mind, or even complex experiences encountered in society. Mastering his brush, Liu Zhengyong crushes with a quick gesture the despotic color - sometimes by the limits of pure paint - which transforms each stain in a parcel full of life. The contrast of dark shadows imposed by light makes the flesh of a secret fire temble.

This force in the emotional load is combined with a great contemporaneity and made in the language of the young, Liu Zhengyong has a universal scope.

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EXHIBITIONS

SELECTED SHOWS

2014
Musée des Arts Asiatiques, Apercevoir au loin l'horizon, Nice (France)
Biennale Chine-Italie, 798, Beijing (China)

2013
Personal structures – Culture, Mind, Becoming, 55th Biennale of Venizia, Palazo Mora Venise (Italy)
Unboundedness, China Cultural Center in Berlin, Berlin (Germany)
Diversity, Bloom Gallery, 798 Art District, Beijing (China)
Melting Art Gallery, Lille (France)
Galerie 7 in Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

2012
"The New Directions", Moscow Modern Art Museum, Moscow (Russia)
"Vault for heaven", for every and for any », Artspace 110, Beijing (China)
"Sentinelles", Galerie Dock Sud, Sète (France)
Ze Art Galerie, Dinard (France)
"Boom", Beijing Guanghua5 Advertising Media & Art Exhibition, Chaoyang district, Beijing (China)

2011
La Nouvelle Vague Chinoise d’Art Contemporain”, Galerie Dock Sud, Beijing, China and Montpellier (France)
Galerie Saint-Charles, Résonances de la Biennale de LYON, Lyon (France)

2010
Collective Show, Galerie Patrick Pons, Lyon (France)
Width, Contemporary Art Exhibiyion, Museum of Contemporary Art Beijing (China)
The Will on paper, Museum of fine Art, Barcelone (Spain)
China-Germany, Contemporary art exhibition, Dusseldorf, Munich (Germany)
"The new wave of chinese contemporary art", Library Gallery, Sacramento Californie (USA)

2009
"60 70 80 - CHINA CONTEMPORARY ART EXHIBITION", Musée de Tours, France (China)
Exposition d’artistes chinois nominé par la critique, Art Museum, Central Academy of the fine art, Beijing (China)
Contemporary Art Museum, Biennale d'art contemporain de Chongqing (China)

2008
Ouverture de l’exposition internationale annuelle du Musée de Songzhuang, Songzhuang, Beijing (China)
Live in Songzhuang, Musée d’art de Songzhuang, Songzhuang, Beijing (China)
"Anxiety, nervous", Contemporary art 4 man exhibtion, Xiangdi Gallery, Shanghai (China)

ART FAIRS

2014
Art.Fair, Cologne (Germany)
"Blue Sky", Art Paris Art Fair, Grand Palais, Paris (France)
Art-Up, Lille, France (Lille Art Fair)

2013
St-art, Strasbourg (France)
Lille Art Fair, Lille (France)
New art Fair, Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris (France)

2012
St-art, Strasbourg (France)
Lille Art Fair, Lille (France)

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