Liu Ye Liu Ye
September 18—November 2, 2013
Johnen Galerie, Berlin

Liu Ye Liu Ye

Flower No 1, 2011-2012 (left) Acrylic on canvas 140 x 120 cm Colour pencil with Miffy drawing, 2013 (right) Acrylic on canvas 15 x 19 cm Photo © Jens Ziehe

Press Release

Liu Ye (born in 1964 in Bejing) is one of the most important Chinese painters of his generation. In contrast to his contemporaries, his atmospheric paintings are based mainly on his knowledge of the tradition of European painting from Romanticism through Biedermeier to Modernism. Therefore Liu Ye’s visual cosmos is filled with protagonists of European cultural history: Hans-Christian Andersen, Piet Mondrian, Balthus, and again and again Miffy, a legendary figure from children’s books, conceived by...
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