In 2015, a year of upheaval, pressure and uncertainty for the contemporary art market, Amy Li Gallery kept steady and held its ground, looking at the long term, testing and pushing forward audaciously a series of artistic, experimental, and comprehensive exhibitions, participating actively in several international art shows, bringing the artists on the forefront of the internationalized art scene. 2016 is the beginning of a new journey, and Amy Li Gallery will go back to and deepen their professional and independent vision. Amy Li gallery opened its first exhibition of 2016 on January 16 by introducing a young artist, Liu Yujie’s solo exhibition: Dimension and trajectory.
This exhibition is Liu Yujie’s first big solo exhibition, she has brought several large scale paintings, installation works, as well as watercolors on paper: most of them are her recent works from the years 2015 and 2016. The works in this exhibition belong to the artist’s exploration of the relation between space and time: exposing the perspective and spatiality of the painting through cutting and reorganizing, making the sense of space and structure of the work more prominent, totally breaking from her former mode of expression through sentimental colors, moving forward to a purely rational thinking output; the more mature Liu Yujie likes to study Western classical paintings shades, as well as the use thereof, to give her works modernity; for instance, the work “Mountain” in this exhibition is discussing a purely spatial relationship; the two sides of the canvas exclude all the unnecessary language and preserves the body structure of the mountain in real space; entering the interior space is to show the conversion of the interior of the mountain structured relations; this conversion gives a lot of modernity to the work, but the chosen color of the classical work added to the picture confers it a much stable atmosphere. Meanwhile Liu Yujie also brings a wide range of painting language into her works, for example the exploration of the spatial element in the Chinese traditional painting, enriching greatly her works.
In real life Liu Yujie is an easy-going fine slender maiden, but when she is painting she is extremely rational, persistent, serious; from two-dimensional to multi-dimensional works, flat to voluminous, concrete to abstract, positive to negative space, her exceptional gift for sensing the physical and structural forces gives to initially monotonous space more accuracy and purity; the expression of her concepts do not decline into a rational way of thinking, but can create a reasonable integration of the work and her self, with rigor and steadiness. This exhibition shows the latest research and experiments by Liu Yujie of spatial structure series, presenting a full range of real and non-real multi-dimensional space constructed by her.
Dimension and Trajectory is the big opening play of the year at Amy Li’s gallery, a new-born strength, ready to move on; a new year, a new chapter with them, new possibilities in sight!
The exhibition will go on until March 27, 2016.
About the artist
1984 Born in Chongqing
2006 Graduated with undergraduate degree from the oil painting department of the Sichuan fine arts institute
2009 Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, Oil Painting Department, MA
Lives and works in Beijing
2016 Dimension and Trajectory, Amy Li Gallery, Beijing
Axis, the feature of time, Art Basel HK Discoveries project, HK
2013 Grand views form small images, L-Art Gallery, Chengdu
2008 ‘Radiance’ , Sichuan Fine Arts Institute Art Museum ,Chongqing
Group Exhibitions: (selected)
2016 Neo-Perception, China’s New Generation of Women Artists, Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, State of Michigan, USA. 2015 10th Shanghai BIENNALE 2014 City Pavilion: Urban Work & Shop, Jingan Kerry Centre, Shanghai; Ruins of reality, misguided visions, AMY LI Gallery, Beijing. 2014 She Era, Time Art Museum, Beijing. 2013 Pure Views: New Painting from China, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum, Fukuoka, Japan. 2012 Samadhi, Siemens Art Space, Beijing ; Micro Graph, L-art gallery, Chengdu. 2011 Unlimited Reproduction Visual Case- 2011 contemporary Female Artists Invitation Exhibition, Guan Shanyue Art Museum, Shenzhen China • Memory Visual, Edgar Frei Private Gallery, Bern, Switzerland. 2010 The reform of the history, Today art museum, Beijing; Link – Pang Maokun and They, Xuhui art museum, Shanghai . 2009 Chongqing biennial, Chongqing international convention and exhibition center, Chongqing; Sichuan painting, Changchun international conference center, Tokyo. 2008 I’m circulating First exhibition of trihedron art group, 501 Museum of modern art, Chongqing. 2007 “New Era Young Artists –Invitation Exhibition” , Sheng Hua gallery, Hongkong Guangzhou
About the exhibition
Opening: 16th Jan 2016 15:00-18:00
Duration: 16th Jan 2016 – 27th Mar 2016
Venue: Amy Li Gallery
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Courtesy of the artist and Amy Li Gallery, edited by Sue/CAFA ART INFO