Liu Ye  (Chinese, 1964) 

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Painter Liu Ye (Chinese, b.1964) is part of a generation of artists that grew up during the Cultural Revolution and were visually affected by the kitsch aesthetic of propagandistic art. His political and cultural background led him to create seemingly childlike or naïve worlds full of fantasies and fairy tales; however, Ye contrasts his lighthearted style with imagery alluding to global catastrophes. After studying at the School of Arts and Crafts and the Central Academy of Fine Arts in his hometown Beijing between 1984 and 1989, Ye received a degree from University of Fine Arts in Berlin in 1994. He later attended two artist-in-residence programs at the Rijksacademie in Amsterdam and the Delfina Studios in London. In recent years, Ye has developed an interest in the work of Piet Mondrian, particularly the modernist painter’s late period. Ye’s compositions are subsequently based on the form of the square, contrasting with the seemingly playful ethos of his works; he is interested in combining rational thought with the sensitivity and emotionality of fairy tales, a synthesis further understood as link between Western and Eastern philosophy. His work has received great acclaim at several international exhibitions; including the 7th Shanghai Biennale in 2008 and the exhibition China - Facing Reality at the Museum for Modern Art in Vienna. Ye currently lives and works in Beijing.

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Liu Ye, 蒙德里安、迪克. 布魯納和我 (Mondrian, Dick Bruna and I)

 

Liu Ye
蒙德里安、迪克. 布魯納和我 (Mondrian, Dick Bruna and I)
2003

Auction: Apr 26, 2014
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Liu Ye, For Mondrian

 

Liu Ye
For Mondrian
1993

Raphaël Lévy Marchand d’art – Art dealer – Kunsthändler
Liu Ye, Girl with Balloons

 

Liu Ye
Girl with Balloons
2001

Bureau d'Art
Liu Ye, She and Mondrian

 

Liu Ye
She and Mondrian
2001

Bureau d'Art
Liu Ye, Leave Me in the Dark

 

Liu Ye
Leave Me in the Dark
Yang Gallery
Liu Ye, Little Finger

 

Liu Ye
Little Finger
2000

Triumph Art Space
Liu Ye, Mozart

 

Liu Ye
Mozart
2009

ArtChina Gallery
Liu Ye, Miss

 

Liu Ye
Miss
Triumph Art Space
Liu Ye, Huanzhu Gege

 

Liu Ye
Huanzhu Gege
2002

Triumph Art Space
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Liu Ye, 小拇指 (Little finger)

 

Liu Ye
小拇指 (Little finger), 2000
oil on canvas

 

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Liu Ye, Battleship

 

Liu Ye
Battleship, 1997
oil on canvas

 

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Liu Ye, Miss

 

Liu Ye
Miss, 2010
lithograph

 

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1964   Born in Beijing, China
1984   Graduated from School of Arts & Crafts Beijing, China
1989   Graduated from Central Academy of Fine Arts Beijing, China
1994   MFA, Hochschule der Kunst Berlin, Bildende Kunst Berlin, Germany
2012   Modern@MoDeng, Gallery Hotel, Beijing, China
Lightness, Iberia Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Bamboo Bamboo Broadway, Sperone Westwater, New York, USA
Art for the Masses, Red Star Gallery, Beijing, China
In Time - 2012 Chinese Oil Painting Biennale, The National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
Faces, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China
2011   10th Anniversary of Soka Art Beijing, Soka Art Center, Beijing, China
Print-Concept: The Second Academic Exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Prints, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Portraits, Eastation Gallery, Beijing, China
Exhibition of Fine Art Artist Prints, S.O Art Space, Shanghai, China
China Contemporary Prints Exhibition, M-Space, Shanghai, China
2010   China. Real? - ArtChina Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
Fabrique en Chine - Chinese Artists Group Exhibition - Beyond Art Space, Beijing, China
Think Pink - Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach, USA
Restoration: Contemporary Collotype Print Exhibition (group) - Millenium Gallery, Beijing, China
Clouds: Power of Asian Contemporary Art - Soka Art Center, Beijing, China
Passion Fruits Picked from the Olbright Collection - Me Collectors Room, Berlin, Germany
2009   In the Mood for Paper, Art Gallery, BeijingLiu Ye: Leave Me in the Dark (solo) - Sperone Westwater, New York, USA
Normality: 2009 Art Works Show - Fine Arts Literature Art Center, Wuhan, China
Related to the Context: Contemporary Painting Exhibition - Found Museum, Beijing, China
2008   China macht Druck. Zeitgenössische Chinesische Druckgrafik, Städtische Galerie Bietigheim – Bissingen
Crouching Paper, Hidden Dragon - Works on Paper, F2 Gallery, Beijing
China Macht Druck, Stadtische Galerie, Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany
2007   Liu Ye - Solo Exhibition, Johnen & Schöttle, Cologne, Germany
RE-collection - A Retrospective Look at 15 years of Art and Vision, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong
Time Difference, Initial Access Frank Cohen Collection, Wolverhampton, UK
Chinese Window, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland (solo)
2006   Temptations, Sperone Westwater, New York, USA (solo)
Mahjong Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg collection, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany
The First Chinese Contemporary Arts Annual Exhibition, China Millennium Monument Art Museum, Beijing, China
2005   Liu Ye / Kaneda Shoich, Gallery Frank Schlag & Cie. GmbH, Essen, Germany
Vehicle & Mirror, Beijing New Art Projects, Beijing, China
Project room / Tomio Koyama Gallery , Tokyo, Japan (solo)
A Cartoon, Top Space, Beijing, China
Mahjong Contemporary Chinese Art from the Sigg collection, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern, Switzerland
2004   Red Yellow Blue, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong (solo)
Fiction @ Love, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan
Dreaming of the Dragon's nation, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
Stone Face, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
2003   Red Yellow Blue, Schoeni Art Gallery, Beijing, China (solo)
Images of Women VIII, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong
Left Hand, Right Hand, 798 Space Art & Culture Co. Ltd., Beijing, China
A Bulimic Rhapsody, Tongdao Studio of 798 Factory, Beijing, China
ChinArt, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary
ChinArt, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma, Rome, Italy
Lifetime, Beijing Tokyo Art Projects, Beijing, China
2002   Poster design of Contemporary Artists, Red Gate Gallery Beijing, China
The Beauty of Screen, Today Gallery, Beijing, China
Paris-Pekin, Espace Pierre Cardin, Paris, France
ChinArt, Museum Kuppersmuehle fur Moderne Kunst, Duisburg, Germany
Small Panels Show, Schoeni Art Museum, Beijing, China
The First Guanghouw Trienal, Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
Beijing Inaugural Exhibition, Schoeni Art Gallery III, Beijing, China
Chinese Contemporary Art, Reykjavic Art Museum, Iceland
Boys from Beijing, Chinese Contemporary Ltd., London, England
2001   Fellini, A Guardsman, Mondrian, The Pope and My Girlfriend, Chinese Contemporary Gallery, London, England (solo)
The First Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu, China
Chinese Mythology, Yidian Gallery, Shanghai, China
First impression, Yibo Gallery, Shanghai, China
Transparence / Opacity, De Markten, Brussels, Belgium
Undo, Aura gallery, Shanghai, China
Graphix & Comix in China, Canvas International Art, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2000   A Selection From Collection, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China
Liu Ye and Mao Yan, Mao Yan, Chinese Contemporary London, England
Galerie Lococo Mulder, Berlin, Germany (solo)
1999   Liberation, Chinese Contemporary London, England
The 40th, China Art Gallery Berlin, Germany
1998   It's Me! -- A Profile of Chinese Contemporary Art in the 90s, traveled Beijing, China
From Behind the Bamboo Curtain, LUMC Gallery Leiden
Chinese Invitational Exhibition, Liu Haisu Gallery Shanghai
Mondrian in China, Art Gallery of the International Palace in Beijing, China
1997   Made in China, Gallery Serieuse Zaken Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Ming Jing Di Gallery Beijing, China (solo)
1995   Gallery Taube Berlin, Germany (solo)
New Anecdotes of Social Talk, Art Gallery of International Palace, Beijing, China
1993   Gallery Taube Berlin, Germany (solo)
1992   FBK Art Exhibition, Berlin, Germany
1988   Silk Road, China Art Gallery, Beijing, China
2007    China Art Book. Uta Grosenick / Caspar Schübbe (Ed.), 680 pages, approx. 850 images, trilingual: Engl./Ger./Chin., Dumont Buchverlag, Cologne 2007. www.chinaartbook.de