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刘建华

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About 刘建华

劉建華(生於1962年,吉安,中國)以陶瓷和綜合材料為媒介,是中國著名的雕塑和裝置藝術家。他生長於江西吉安市並在以陶瓷著名的景德鎮生活、工作、學習了14年之久。劉建華的作品反映了近年來不斷困擾中國的經濟和社會變化等系列問題。2005年,劉建華與藝術家洪浩、蕭昱、宋冬、劉建華、以及策展人冷林一同組建了中國重要藝術小組「政純辦」。劉建華作品被眾多國際知名藝術機構收藏,其中包括:倫敦泰特現代美術館;倫敦維多利亞和阿爾伯特博物館;紐約現代藝術博物館;紐約古根海姆美術館;悉尼新南威爾士博物館;巴黎路易威登藝術基金會;舊金山亞洲藝術博物館;日本十和田市美術館;北京今日美術館;上海余德耀藝術基金會;深圳美術館、廣東美術館。他的裝置作品曾參展過2017年威尼斯雙年展。

Press Release

  • Liu Jianhua: Between

    London—Pace London is delighted to announce its first exhibition of the work of Liu Jianhua. Between will be presented at 6 Burlington Gardens, from 5 November to 23 December 2015 and will coincide with the eighteenth annual instalment of Asian Art in London.

    Working primarily in porcelain, Liu Jianhua’s personal affinity with the traditional medium sprung from fourteen years of training at the imperial kilns of Jingdezhen. By creating new forms in this ancient material, Liu brings into question the contemporary Chinese artists' relationship with cultural heritage.

    Liu Jianhua’s delicate porcelain installations possess aesthetic beauty, placing strong emphasis on form and material. Liu stands away from the prevailing styles in contemporary art; that of social commentary and narrative approaches and favours a “no meaning, no content” approach which signals an innovative direction in contemporary art creation.

    “The title of the exhibition is meant to express the abstract idea of the relationship between the works and the space, the viewers, and between the two different cultures of tradition and modernity. “ Liu Jianhua, October 2015.

    Liu’s installations create a perfect balance between objects and space, giving the viewer free reign to explore their own ideas. He transforms paper, leaves, bones and ink drops into curious and fragile porcelain sculptures.

    The artist’s Blank Paper series, included in the exhibition, consists of white porcelain rectangles which at first glance appear to be blank sheets of paper. Upon closer inspection, the viewer becomes attuned to a surreal atmosphere that vibrates from the coiled corners of the fragile ceramic sheets.

    In Trace, first exhibited at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, Liu appropriates a Chinese calligraphic stroke, the “wulouhen” — stains caused by leaking roofs — and reproduces it repeatedly in gleaming black trails of porcelain. The work treats the white walls like a blank canvas, there to support Liu’s porcelain brush strokes.

    Liu Jianhua’s work is included in the current group exhibition Reshaping Tradition: Contemporary Ceramic from East Asia at the USC Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena. He has also been commissioned to produce an installation for the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco which is scheduled to be unveiled in March 2016.