LIU ZINING

Us 300 x 200 cm Board, propylene, silk mesh, transparent acrylic 2014

 

Looking at you looking at me 300 x 200 cm Board, propylene, silk mesh, transparent acrylic 2014

  BIO

Born in the Northeastern region of China in 1983, Liu Zining graduated from Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts in 2006. His artistic style is expressed though the use of colour and perspective to explore visual power. He is currently emerging as one of China’s most significant contemporary painters.

Moscow Image Credit: Vladimir Klabukov

The eye is a common part ofthe human and animal body, a means for mutual communication, and an opportunity to glance into each other’s inner worlds.

With “Looking at me, Looking at you” and “Us”, Liu Zining’ causes an intense emotional tremor within the visitor. Overlooking the Museum’s monumental staircases, the eyes of the shark, somewhat with an indignant and sorrowful expression, intend to elicit from mankind an admission of guilt and demands reconsideration of his actions.

“Us” tells a story of blood and tears, representing rage, suffering and compassion. You, me, and sharks, we are all referred to and acknowledged as “Us”.