刘韡 LIU Wei

刘韡,1972年生于北京,1996年毕业于中国美术学院油画系。刘韡的创作成熟于中国发展进程中的一个重要阶段,深受新世纪中国社会特有的变动和起伏影响——城市和人文景观的变迁对其影响尤为突出。作为活跃于上世纪90年代末的“后感性”小组中的一员,他以众多不同媒介,诸如绘画、影像、装置及雕塑等来进行创作,并逐渐以自己独特的艺术方式在世界舞台上受到瞩目。刘韡的作品表现出了受后杜尚主义启发、与广泛现代主义遗产进行交涉的特征。他的创作将发生于中国的无数政治及社会转变所导致的视觉和智力层面的混乱凝聚成为一种多变且独特的艺术语言。其中,长期的“狗咬胶”系列装置作品、“丛林”系列帆布装置作品、“书城”系列书装置作品及近期的纪念碑式大型绘画《东方No.5》代表了刘韡美学中的多样性:与城市息息相关的、激进的混乱,以及与抽象历史积极进行沟通的、平静的绚丽。

 

Liu Wei (b. 1972, and lives and works in Beijing, China) explores 21st century socio-political concepts such as the contradictions of contemporary society and the transformation of developing cities and the urban landscape. In many of his sculptural and installation works, he uses found materials that are re-contextualized to draw new meanings out of the materials from which they are made. He frequently uses geometric and architectural forms in his work as a reference to his urban surroundings. The artist graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, China in 1996.

Liu Wei’s exhibition history includes solo shows at the PLATEAU, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul (2016); UCCA, Beijing (2015); Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2014); and Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai (2011). He has participated in several international biennials and notable group exhibitions including What About Art? Contemporary Art from China, Qatar Museum, Doha (2016); Bentu, Chinese artists at a time of turbulence and transformation, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris (2016); La vie Moderne, La Biennale de Lyon (2015); 28 Chinese, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco (2015), San Antonio Museum of Art, TX (2015), Rubell Family Collection, Miami (2013); Re:emerge: Towards a New Cultural Cartography, Sharjah Biennial 11 (2013); 4th Guangzhou Triennial, China (2012), Rehearsal, Shanghai Biennale (2010); Expenditure, Busan Biennale, South Korea (2008); and the 51st Venice Biennale (2005).

刘韡-立木画廊个展

Liu Wei - Lehmann Maupin Solo, LIU Wei

绿地-刘韡,2016爱知三年展

Green Land, Aichi Triennale 2016, LIU Wei

全景-刘韡

Panorama, LIU Wei