Gallery: Axel Vervoordt Gallery
Artist(s): Ryuji Tanaka
Opening / Event Date: 19 Oct, 2019
Closing / End Date: 1 Feb, 2020
L+/ Lucie Chang Fine Arts is delighted to present, Circulating Vitality, a solo exhibition introducing a series of exquisite masterpieces of Liu Ke, who is one of the pioneer of contemporary abstract art in Guangzhou, China. Liu’s works are unevenly arranged by blocks of colors and stripes. With the compositional form of layers overlapping on to one another, tensions are rendered on canvas. While the variations in the distances between the boundaries of blocks and between the edges and its frame accidentally or deliberately constitute the changes in its forces, it visually captures the phenomenological nature of flow of energy in life. Having the series of particular form of works continued to be created, just as a world of power circulation lies upon the surroundings and humans that sustainably continues.
Liu Ke was born in Hunan, China in 1976. He received his master degree from The Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts (GAFA) in 2003 and became the associate professor of Oil Painting department in GAFA in the same year. Currently, Liu is appointed to be several vital roles in the art industry in the area, including vice-president of the School of Painting, the dean of the department of Oil Painting in GAFA, General Secretary of Oil Painting Arts Committee of Guangdong, and representative of several art spaces in Guangzhou. His commitment towards development of art in Guangzhou and even in China is significant in 3 aspects – art experiments, art space running and art education, and has become one of the key influencer in the art industry. Working with lines and shapes since 2012, Liu believes in abstraction and simplicity. “The clearer the form, the less expressive it is to reveal its intrinsic structure and spirit.” His works have evolved from meticulous structures to more simplified ones in recent years over a journey of tortuous exploration. His works has been exhibited widely in museums and institutions in China, Germany, Italy, Thailand and etc., and has been displayed in Guangdong Museum of Art, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, and currently in Hubei Institute of Fine Arts.
The forthcoming Circulating Vitality marks Liu Ke’s debut solo exhibition in Hong Kong, illustrating the intrinsic relationship between visual elements and canvases, canvases and the world’s vitality through a contemporary approach of abstract art.
L+/ Lucie Chang Fine Arts 很高興舉辦劉可個展——「循環能量」，向大家展示中國廣州當代抽象藝術的先驅之一，劉可教授的一系列傑作。劉可的作品運用色塊、色條之間互相滲透、覆蓋、疊壓，讓畫面形成一平衡的空間。隨著色板層之間的縫隙大小的變化，以及色塊與畫布邊界之間的拉距，有意無意地釋放出「力量對陣」，在視覺上捕捉了生命中能量流動的現象。而新作品在特定的路徑和形式中不斷的產生，塑造出人與環境之間，一個能量循環的世界，並無止境地延伸下去。