180×180 cm
Oil on canvas


Blue is the colour of the Ocean and it can be associated with the idea of vastness, inclusiveness, purity and eternity. However, the blue eye in this work represents the sorrow of the shark. The background is characterized by shades of deep blue colour and suggests the very brutal image of the shark whose fin is cut by humans. Once the fin is cut, the sharks is meant to slowly drawn in the abyss of the Ocean. Through this artwork filled with silent and sorrow, the artist hopes to raise people’s awareness about the necessity of re-thinking the irattitude towards sharks:the artist suggests that we need to stop sacrificing sharks to pursue financial profit or to satisfy our own greed.


Liu Zining was born in the North eastern region of China in 1983, Liu Zining graduated from the Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts in 2006. His artistic style is expressed through the use of colour and perspective to explore visual power. He is currently emerging as one of China’s most significant contemporary painters.
Aileron - Beli - Monaco 2014