Liu Yujun

About …
Liu Yujun’s painting series entitled Unidentified Liquid most of the canvas is dominated by images of women combining the temperament of traditional Chinese women and the character of modern Chinese urban women. More specifically, Liu Yujun has created a series of unique images of ‘beautiful women’ by enlarging and changing the forms in an invisible manner and by expanding and synthesising in two opposite directions.

In the first direction he focusses on the image of imperial palace maidens, the traditional Chinese beauties. In this respect Liu Yujun adopted some characteristic features, such as the slanting eyes with single eyelids and the traditional hairstyles from ancient Chinese paintings of imperial palace maidens, to emphasise the characteristics of Chinese women. In the opposite direction Liu Yujun specifically focused on the coldly elegant features of modern urban women, such as the cold and indifferent eyes, the heavily made-up lips, the smooth and shining skin, the slightly opened and seductive mouth and the characteristic postures and expressions.

From the perspective of artistic expression Liu Yujun again combines the oldest artistic methods with the most popular forms of expression from modern times in his series Unidentified Liquid.

1963 Born in Handan, He Bei Province, China
1989 Graduated from Tian Jing Fine Arts Academy
Selected Exhibitions:
2012 China International Gallery Exposition, Beijing, China
Robinsons Art Gallery, Knokke, Belgium
2011 SH Contemporary Art Fair, Soemo Fine Arts, China
Seven Seventy Gallery, Paris, France
Galerie 138, Honfleur, France
Galerie Titren, Beaune, France
Lineart, Gent, Belgium
Robinsons Art Gallery, Knokke Zoute, Belgium
Shanghai Contemporary, Shanghai, China
Robinsons Art Gallery, Knokke Zoute, Belgium
2010 Art Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
Lineart, Gent, Belgium
Affordable Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium
Seven Seventy Gallery, Paris, France
Art Paris, Paris, France
Galerie 138, Honfleur, France
Robinsons Art Gallery, Knokke Zoute, Belgium
2009 Galerie Adler, Miami, USA
Art Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
Galerie Bertin-Toublanc, Miami, Florida, USA
Gallery LL, Laren, The Netherlands
Lineart, Gent, Belgium
Robinsons Art Gallery, Knokke Zoute, Belgium
Art Paris, Paris, France
2008 DJT Fine Art, New York, USA
Galerie Adler, Paris, France
Lineart, Gent, Belgium
Robinsons Art Gallery, New York City, New York, USA
Robinsons Art Gallery, Knokke Zoute, Belgium
2007 MiArt, Milaan, Italy
Lineart, Gent, Belgium
Singapore Art Fair, Singapore, China
Beijing Art Fair, Beijing, China
Robinsons Art Gallery, Knokke Zoute, Belgium
2006 MiArt, Milaan, Italy
Art Singapore, Singapore, China
The series of black and white exhibition in YB2 Gallery Shanghai, China
2005 Guangzhou International Art Fair, Guangzhou, China
The series of black and white exhibition in PATA Gallery Beijing, China
2004 Asia contemporary art exhibition in Italy
Chinese Contemporary art exhibition in Germany
2003 The 1st session of young artist art exhibition in Today Art Museum Beijing, China
2002 The heart of CMOS chip, contemporary art exhibition in Beijing, China