The Great Blue
200 x 300 x 2 cm
Oil on Canvas


Mao Lizi’s artwork brings the viewers into an illusionary dimension, where realism and surrealism have been combined. At first glance, the artwork might look simple, however it is a complex piece. The white background grants the whole artwork breathing space. At the same time, the combination of illusion and reality, of stillness and traditional Chinese movement, gives the artwork a sense of spiritual fulfillment.



Born in 1950 in Shanxi province, Mao Lizi graduated from the Fine Arts Department of the Beijing Normal University. In 1991 he was Awarded First Place at the International Art Exhibition in Paris. His work has been exhibited widely in China and other countries, including France, the US and Portugal.

Mao Lizi - The Great Blue - Beijing 2015