LIU KE LIU KE

LIU KE

LIU KE
LIU KE

Born in 1976 in Ningxiang, Hunan, Liu Ke graduated from the Department of Oil Painting of the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 2003. He is currently a professor at the Academy, the Vice Dean of the School of Painting and the Head of the Department of Oil Painting. He is also the Executive Director of the Boxes Art Museum and the founder of Sabaki Space in Guangzhou.

 

He uses vertical lines to create works limited to the relationship between vertical lines where they press against each other through the repeated overlays, with the intention of allowing the viewer to become aware of the potential tensions between objects and space. The gradual division method in his work, where the image is divided by dense vertical lines and then becomes an overlay, with the gaps becoming more narrow, and the gaps cohering a concentrated force, revealing energy through the collision of vertical or horizontal blocks. The abstract symbols and intriguing colors are used to allow the viewers to voyage through a mystical 'vortex' of art. The shift of the plane and the 'point' created in the dichotomy between the material level and spiritual level form a passage from the starting line and the gaps of the overlays to the two-dimensional and three-dimensional worlds, while entangling the everyday emotional fragments in the picture.

ARTWORKS

ARTICLES

Experiencing the State of Extremity|Liu Ke Solo Exhibition “Ocean by My Left”

January 18, 2023 Hong Kong
INTERVIEW

GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

LIU KE: Ocean by My Left
HK H Queen’s 7-8/F
January 11 – February 28, 2023

MAJOR EXHIBITIONS,COLLECTIONS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2022
THE PROBLEM OF UNTITLED-Liu Ke, SabakiSpace, Guangzhou, China
2021
MY HEART IS STREAM–Liu Ke solo exhibition, One Art Museum,Beijing, China
EVERY DAY IS THE LAST DAY; EVERY DAY IS THE FIRST DAY,Solo Exhibition of Liu Ke,K Gallery,Chendu, China
2019
HEIMAT IN ABSTRACTION & FIGURATION: Works of Liu Ke, DOMAGKATELIERS (Municipal Studio House Domagkpark, Halle 50), Munich, Germany
Object Liberty:Solo Exhibition of Liu Ke, Art Museum of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Guangzhou, China
TIMELINE OF HOMELAND: Works of Liu Ke, Kunsthalle Kempten, Kempten, Germany
2018
Montagne Sainte-Victoire, Hive Center for Contempory Art, Shenzhen, China
2015
listen above the blue–Liu Ke solo exhibition, Honeycomb Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
2014
Greation outside images–Liu Ke solo exhibition, Ace Station, Guangzhou, China
2013
Streaks–Liu Ke solo exhibition, Space Station, Beijing, China
2010
Dilemma–Liu Ke solo exhibition, Art Museum of Guangzhou Academy of fine arts, Guangzhou, China
2008
Listen to Wolf –Liu Ke solo exhibition, Pretty Land Gallery, Frankfurt, German

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022
”The epoch of Yin”, K Gallery, Chendu, China
”Trace and Presence-Contemporary Art Invitational Exhibition”, YUELAI Art Museum, Chongqing, China
2021
FOLDING:Sekine Nobuo .Liu Ke. Wu Shan.Yan Bo, Platform China, Beijing
SABAKI-ING, Trealm Hui Art Space, Guangzhou, China
2020
Uncertainties: PRD Post-pandemic Contemporary Art Exhibition, Ox Warehouse, Macao, China
Fusion scene, K GALLERY, Chengdu, China
2019
The 13th National Exhibition of Fine Arts, National Art Museum of China, Beijin, China
Crossover-The experience of intersection, Wuhan Art Museum, Wuhan, China
DE STIJL AND THE FUTURE-Between China and Europe, United art museum, Wuhan, China
2018
Abstract Plus–The new possibilities of abstract painting in China, Essence Contempory Art Museum, Chongqin, China
The 6th Guangzhou Triennial - Branch Venue Public Art Project,Symbiosis-Future, Shunde, Chine
2017
"Reform Mission – A Century of Guangdong Art Exhibition, Guangdong Station", Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
Shenzhen Industrial Station 2017 BI–CITY Biennale of Urbanism\Architecture(Shenzhen) Luohu Sub-Venue, Shenzhen, China
PARK, Holly'sGallery & KerlinGallery, Guangzhou & Hongkong, China
2016
Sabaki–The Autonomous Dimension of a Private Housing Art Institution, Boxes Art space, Shenzheng, China
2015
The boundary of the order: abstract painting way in China, Honeycomb Center for Contemporary Art,Beijing, China
2014
Optimism space, times museum Guangzhou, China
2013
Reflective Nature # a new primary enchanting sensitivity, 55th Venice biennale Participating countries, Venice , Italy
Urban Phantom , 3th Chongqing Youth Art Biennale, Chongqing, China
2012
Most painting–China Youth Oil Painting Exhibition, National Art Museum of China, Beijin, China
2011
Cold-blooded –Contemporary Art Exhibition, Beijing Amelie Gallery, BeiJing, China
2010
Care less silly - Contemporary Art in The Guangdong”Art Exhibition, Guangzhou, 53 Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
2009
Artistic Communication between China and Thailand, modern art gallery of Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand
2008
Painting & Sculputuer Beyond the Surface–Works of Chinese Abstract Art Exhibition , Macao Museum of Art, Macao, China
2007
Glass — The invitation of Chinese Contemporary Abstract Art Exhibition, K-Gallery, Chengdu, China
2006
Shifting From Changgang Road — Contemporary Art Exhibition, Times Museum Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
2005
Fengjian Action Art Show (The 2nd Session of Guangzhou Contemporary Art Triennium Exhibition—Self-organization), Guangdong Art Museum, Guangzhou, China
2003
Turnaround ——The 1st session of Contemporary Artist Annual Invitational Exhibition, Chongqing Art Museum, Chongqing, China
The 3rd session of China Oil Painting Exhibition, China Art Museum, Beijing, China

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