LIU GUOFU

Liu Guofu was born in 1964 in Nanjing, China, and graduated from the Oil Painting Department of the Nanjing Institute of Arts in 1985. With a unique artistic language that is at once sensual and spiritual, Liu Guofu is one-of-a-kind in the Chinese contemporary art world. His oil paintings have been exhibited in many major cities. Highlights include a group exhibition in Kunstraum Villa Friede, Bonn, Germany in 2014, a solo show in 2011 that toured the Jiangsu Provincial Art Museum, Nanjing, Today Art Museum, Beijing, and the Shanghai Art Museum; In the same year, he also participated in the Parallel Exhibition at the 54th Venice Biennale.

Dr. Xia Kejun, acclaimed philosopher and art critic, once described Liu Guofu’s oil paintings as a magical spectacle: ‘Among Chinese contemporary oil painters, I have yet to see a single one who is so richly imbued with the dejected and pessimistic qualities of modernity, or can convey the lofty desolation of Shanshui landscape painting with such clear form and spiritual power. This is truly an “otherworldly landscape”, the most magical spectacle of the soul.’

ARTWORK
ELEMENTS – ART TAIPEI 2017

劉國夫,《敞 – 53,》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘Open Space No.53’, Oil on canvas, 180 cm x 230 cm, 2016

劉國夫,《敞 – 58》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘Open Space No.58’, Oil on canvas, 240 cm x 370cm, 2016 – 2017

劉國夫,《彌漫 – 11》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘Pervading No.11’, Oil on canvas, 200 cm x 140 cm, 2016

劉國夫,《彌漫 – 21》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘Pervading No.21’, Oil on canvas, 90 cm x 120 cm, 2016

劉國夫,《彌漫 – 23》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘Pervading No.23’, Oil on canvas, 120 cm x 90 cm, 2017

劉國夫,《彌漫 – 24》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘Pervading No.24’, Oil on canvas, 120 cm x 90 cm, 2017

劉國夫,《彌漫 – 26》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘Pervading No.26’, Oil on canvas, 180 cm x 200 cm, 2016

“PHANTOM BRUSHSTROKES” LIU GUOFU SOLO EXHIBITION

劉國夫,《敞 50》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘Open Space No.50’, Oil on canvas, 120 cm x 300 cm, 2015-2016

劉國夫,《彌漫 12》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘Pervading – 12’, Oil on canvas, 150 cm x 180 cm, 2016

劉國夫,《彌漫 14》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘Pervading – 14’, Oil on canvas, 120 cm x 90 cm, 2016

劉國夫,《彌漫 16》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘Pervading – 16’, Oil on canvas, 120 cm x 160 cm, 2016

劉國夫,《彌漫 13》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘Pervading – 13’, Oil on canvas, 180 cm x 150 cm, 2016

劉國夫,《敞 9》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘Open Space No.9’, Oil on canvas, 50 cm x 100 cm, 2016

劉國夫,《敞 16》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘Open Space No.16’, Oil on canvas, 93 cm x 165 cm, 2016

劉國夫,《敞 51》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘Open Space No.51’, Oil on canvas, 70 cm x 100 cm, 2016

劉國夫,《彌漫 10》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘Pervading – 10’, Oil on canvas, 120 cm x 90 cm, 2015

劉國夫,《彌漫 17》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘Pervading – 17’, Oil on canvas, 150 cm x 180 cm, 2016

劉國夫,《彌漫 19》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘Pervading – 19’, Oil on canvas, 120 cm x 90 cm, 2016

劉國夫,《彌漫 21》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘Pervading – 21’, Oil on canvas, 120 cm x 170cm, 2016

劉國夫,《彌漫 22》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘Pervading – 22’, Oil on canvas, 80 cm x 60 cm , 2016

劉國夫,《彌漫 23》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘Pervading – 23’, Oil on canvas, 80 cm x 60 cm , 2016

Fine Art Asia 2016

劉國夫,《敞 50》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘Open Space No.50’, Oil on canvas, 120 cm x 300 cm, 2015-2016

劉國夫,《彌漫 12》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘Pervading – 12’, Oil on canvas, 150 cm x 180 cm, 2016

劉國夫,《彌漫 14》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘Pervading – 14’, Oil on canvas, 120 cm x 90 cm, 2016

劉國夫,《彌漫 16》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘Pervading – 16’, Oil on canvas, 120 cm x 160 cm, 2016

Summer Show 2016

劉國夫,《彌漫 3》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘Pervading – 3’, Oil on canvas, 120 cm x 90 cm, 2015

劉國夫,《敞 16》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘Open Space No.16’, Oil on canvas, 93 cm x 165 cm, 2016

劉國夫,《敞 41》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘Open Space No.41’, Oil on canvas, 120 cm x 90 cm, 2015

Space Matter 

劉國夫,《彌漫 3》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘Pervading – 3’, Oil on canvas, 90 cm x 120 cm, 2015

劉國夫,《敞 16》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘Open Space No.16’, Oil on canvas, 165 cm x 93 cm, 2013

劉國夫,《敞 43》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘Open Space No.43’, Oil on canvas, 180 cm x 150 cm, 2015

劉國夫,《彌漫 9》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘Pervading – 9’, Oil on canvas, 140 cm x 200 cm, 2015

Fine Art Asia 2015

劉國夫,《敞 43》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘Open Space No.43’, Oil on canvas, 150 cm x 180 cm, 2015

劉國夫,《敞 27》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘Open Space No.27’, Oil on canvas, 120 cm × 90 cm, 2014

劉國夫,《敞 21》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘Open Space No.21’, Oil on canvas, 110 cm x 160 cm, 2014

劉國夫,《敞 41》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘Open Space No.41’, Oil on canvas, 120 cm x 90 cm, 2014

劉國夫,《敞 28》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘Open Space No.28’, Oil on canvas, 180 cm x 150 cm, 2014

PAINTING SALON OF LIU GUOFU

(Left) : Liu Guofu, ‘Untitled’, 120 cm x 90 cm, Oil on canvas, 2013 (Right) : Liu Guofu, ‘Open Space No.41’, 120 cm x 90 cm, Oil on canvas, 2015

Liu Guofu, ‘Open Space No.28’, 180 cm x 150 cm, Oil on canvas, 2014

Liu Guofu, ‘Untitled’, 120 cm x 90 cm, Oil on canvas, 2013

Liu Guofu, ‘Open Space No.15’, 96 cm x 167 cm, Oil on canvas, 2013

Mind-Scape II

劉國夫,《敞 7》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘Open Space No.7’, Oil on canvas, 120 cm x 300 cm, 2013

劉國夫,《敞 27》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘Open Space No.27’, Oil on canvas, 90 cm x 120 cm, 2014

劉國夫,《敞 28》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘Open Space No.28’, Oil on canvas, 180 cm x 150 cm, 2014

劉國夫,《無題》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘Untitled’, Oil on canvas, 120 cm x 90 cm, 2013

Fine Art Asia 2013

劉國夫,《敞 7》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘Open Space No.7’, Oil on canvas, 120 cm x 300 cm, 2013

劉國夫,《冷山》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘The Cold Mountain’, Oil on canvas, 120 cm x 90 cm, 2012

劉國夫,《無題》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘Untitled’, Oil on canvas, 120 cm x 90 cm, 2013

劉國夫,《降臨》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘Advent’, Oil on canvas, 180 cm x 150 cm, 2012

Hong Kong Pavilion at Masterpiece London

劉國夫,《降臨》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘Advent’, Oil on canvas, 180 cm x 150 cm, 2012

劉國夫,《冷山》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘The Cold Mountain’, Oil on canvas, 120 cm x 90 cm, 2012

Mind-Scape

劉國夫,《冷山》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘The Cold Mountain’, Oil on canvas, 120 cm x 90 cm, 2012

劉國夫,《敞之四》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘Spacious IV’, Oil on canvas, 130 cm x 150 cm, 2013

劉國夫,《降臨》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘Advent’, Oil on canvas, 180 cm x 150 cm, 2013

劉國夫,《降臨》, 布面油彩 Liu Guofu, ‘Advent’, Oil on canvas, 120 cm x 90 cm, 2012