Poster of Liu Weijian Under the Sun

ShanghART Gallery is pleased to present LIU Weijian’s Solo Exhibition, Under the Sun, which opened on March 22 in ShanghART H-Space and lasts until April 24.

More than 20 acrylic paintings created during 2011 and 2013 are presented this time. As curator and art critic Demetrio Paparoni writes for new catalogue, LIU Weijian has managed to catch and subtly revealed the emotions and feelings filled the journey that is the hotness of day, thirst, the coldness of the night, the worry of getting lost, and the fear of moving forward. In such a double journey of both reality and inner world, “(the artist) lacks a specific purpose. Instead, they are animated by a tension with something that is not clearly defined, and they find their purpose within themselves. ”

 About the artist

Born in Hunan in 1981, LIU Weijian now lives and works in Shanghai. He graduated from Shanghai Normal University of Art (2005). Recent exhibitions include The Idea Before Sunrise, Galería Yusto, Giner, Malaga, Spain (2012); Farewell my Country – LIU Weijian Solo Exhibition, Gallery Louis Vuitton Maison, Hong Kong (2011); China Power Station, Part IV, Pinacoteca Agnelli, Torino, Italy (2011); Antenna – Solo Exhibition, ShanghART Gallery, Shanghai (2010).

About the exhibition

Dates: March 22 – April 24, 2014, Daily 10:00 -18:00

Opening: March 22 (Saturday), 2014, 16:00 – 19:00

Location: ShanghART H-Space, Building 18, No.50 Moganshan Road, Putuo District, Shanghai

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