Liu Ye 刘野, ‘Untitled’, 1997, Painting, Acrylic and oil on canvas, Phillips
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Liu Ye 刘野

Untitled, 1997

Acrylic and oil on canvas
35 2/5 × 35 2/5 in
90 × 90 cm
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From the Catalogue:
“I grew up in a world …

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Signed and dated 'Ye [in Pinyin and Chinese] 97' on the reverse
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, ‘Untitled’, 1997, Painting, Acrylic and oil on canvas, Phillips
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“I grew up in a world that was covered up in red – the red sun, the red flag and red scarves. As for green pines and cedars, or sunflowers, they were usually just foils for the symbolism of red.” Liu Ye

Known for adopting features of a chubby …

Medium
Signature
Signed and dated 'Ye [in Pinyin and Chinese] 97' on the reverse
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

Untitled, 1997

Acrylic and oil on canvas
35 2/5 × 35 2/5 in
90 × 90 cm
Bidding closed
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