Liu Ye 刘野, ‘Big Pigeon’, 1995, Painting, Acrylic and oil on canvas, Phillips
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Liu Ye 刘野

Big Pigeon, 1995

Acrylic and oil on canvas
15 7/10 × 15 7/10 in
40 × 40 cm
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Signed and dated '1995 Liu Ye [In Chinese and Pinyin]' upper left
Liu Ye 刘野
Chinese, b. 1964
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Liu Ye’s paintings are deceptively cheerful in their imagery and colors; beneath their childlike, almost cartoon-like simplicity, the works look critically at serious issues of globalization, economic crisis, and a sense of innocence lost in Mao Zedong’s China. Liu was equally influenced by the propagandistic art of the Cultural Revolution and his father’s illustrations for children’s books, which were ultimately censored and considered a forbidden practice. Liu finally draws inspiration from the fairy tales of Hans Christian Anderson, and the reduced palette of Piet Mondrian; his style is a composite of those influences, and the aesthetics of pulp noir, traditional Chinese landscapes, and Modernism.

Liu Ye 刘野, ‘Big Pigeon’, 1995, Painting, Acrylic and oil on canvas, Phillips
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To inspect Liu Ye’s oeuvre is to experience a bildungsroman in painting form: armed with a mesmerising cast of revolving characters, one is able to survey the story of the artist’s development, maturation, and evolving artistry.

In Big Pigeon, …

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Signed and dated '1995 Liu Ye [In Chinese and Pinyin]' upper left
Liu Ye 刘野
Chinese, b. 1964
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Liu Ye’s paintings are deceptively cheerful in their imagery and colors; beneath their childlike, almost cartoon-like simplicity, the works look critically at serious issues of globalization, economic crisis, and a sense of innocence lost in Mao Zedong’s China. Liu was equally influenced by the propagandistic art of the Cultural Revolution and his father’s illustrations for children’s books, which were ultimately censored and considered a forbidden practice. Liu finally draws inspiration from the fairy tales of Hans Christian Anderson, and the reduced palette of Piet Mondrian; his style is a composite of those influences, and the aesthetics of pulp noir, traditional Chinese landscapes, and Modernism.

Liu Ye 刘野

Big Pigeon, 1995

Acrylic and oil on canvas
15 7/10 × 15 7/10 in
40 × 40 cm
Bidding closed
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