Crossing Time Zone · 2022 C-C-A Emerging Artists Communication Exhibition - Artist promotion | 徐梁 Liang Xu

发布日期:2023-01-16 14:00

China-Canada-Australia Emerging Artists Communication Exhibition
Crossing Time zone · Emerging Artists 

Artist Promotion - Phase XXIII

Liang Xu


Dawn and Dusk

180x140cm \ oil on canvas \ 2022

" The visual story told in Dawn and Dusk is one of a group of people watching the death of a whale. The use of color is sparse, with the exception of the ropes that bind the whale, which are painted in yellow. My intention was to create a somber atmosphere by way of this visual experience, depicting on the canvas an allegory about the way we examine and understand life.
In this sense, I am inspired by my work in graphic design – the juxtaposition of colored elements and black-and-white images is a concept that originates in the field of design – which I hope to use to accentuate an overbearing sense of stifling tension. Every brushstroke is evidence of my existence, my understanding of and love for art, my plaintive sobs in moments of solitude. The figures appear empty on the canvas, robbed of their physical heft, symbols of the emotionally abstract notion of “human.” All color accumulates on the body of the whale, drawing the eye toward it as center of the composition, and posing the question: What is the lightness of life? What is its weight?
My only hope is that this painting is able to stir something in the viewer, even if only gently. "
 ——Liang Xu       


Dawn and Dusk 2

88x50cm \ sketch on paper with acrylic \ 2022

Dawn and Dusk 3

180x140cm \ oil on canvas \ 2022

Dawn and Dusk 3

180cm x140cm \ oil on canvas \ 2022

A piece of work with symbolism tries to express the proposition that "all sentient beings need the care of wings". It forms a sense of squeezing through large areas of feathers and crowds, highlighting the visual center and stressing the sense of struggle in the picture.

Dawn and Dusk 5

180cm x 140cm \ oil on canvas \ 2022

Moonlight Stroll

170cm x 100cm \ oil on canvas \ 2019

This work is a kind of training for the narrative theme. Influenced by the composition of the film, it tries to express the rich, internal structure, poetic atmosphere and strangeness.

The scenery behind me

105cm x 75cm \ oil on canvas \ 2022

Try to establish a painting connection between the ruins and flowers, form a kind of structure and harmony, in the ruins of the expression of jumping and detached expression and painting elements.

China Bird

105cm x 75cm \ sketch on paper with acrylic \ 2022

Liang Xu,
2001 Oil Painting Major at the Fine Arts College, Sichuan Normal University
2005 Member of the Visual Communication Research Group at the Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University
2005 – today Independent Artist

I have been painting since I was ten years old and after high school I decided to study it in university. My major was in oil painting and graphic design, which meant my artwork began by exploring the union between the language of painting and design’s utilitarian nature. Over time, I turned away from the design aspect of my earlier pieces and began to focus on the language of painting. Drawing from the work and style of various post-war German artists, I attempted to emphasize the esthetic intensity of my painting while exploring the potential for literary expression through visual art. Realism forms the baseline of my artwork, which is concerned with the humble and mediocre aspects of everyday life and draws from expressionism and emotional abstraction to realize in visual form my experience of living.

 Exhibition Experience

Ⅰ· 2017 USUNHOME Art Gallery 11 Young Artists Joint Exhibition
Ⅱ· 2016 Jinyuan Art Foundation with XLY MOMA Exhibition
Ⅲ· 2016 Top Prize in Chengdu Jinyuan Project’s Outstanding Young Artists Support Scheme
Ⅳ· 2016 Award for Outstanding Work in the Fifth Sichuan Young Artists Exhibition
Ⅴ· 2016 Chengdu XLY MOMA Young Artists Joint Exhibition
Ⅵ· 2015 Sichuan University Spring Salon
Ⅶ· 2014 Sichuan University Spring Salon
Ⅷ· 2007 The Second National Spirit of Landscape Small Oil Painting Exhibition
IX.2006 The National Spirit of Landscape Small Oil Painting Exhibition

- The copyright of the above artworks belongs to the artist. 
  It has been authorized to use them in this promotion and exhibition.

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Initiator & Director
Suvy Sun

Melanie Wilmink
Caspar Fairhall

Curators Assistant
Maggie Bai
Haru Liu
Nyusa Zhou
Joanne Yeung
Uchida Ma
Yien Wang
Sarah Yang
Lcey Yin
Chloe Zhang
Wendy Peng 

Joel Ong

Sino-Canada Alliance of Arts and Culture
Luxun Academy of Fine Arts gallery
Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts and Technology
York University Centre for Asian Research
the School of Visual Communication Design of LAFA
Funding by the Canada-China Initiative Fund Committee at the York Centre for Asian Research
Funding by the “Double First-Class” Project of Luxun Academy of Fine Arts 

About the exhibition

Art is a language that doesn’t need translation. For a long time, art has played an important role in the communication between China and other countries. In the context of economic globalization, cultures from all over the world collide and fuse with each other, forming a multi-cultural network. Chinese culture and various cultures of other countries meet here, forming a strong and diverse artistic atmosphere As globalization makes the cultural and artistic exchanges between countries more frequent and more closely connected, the optimization of the international artistic ecological environment also provides new opportunities for the evolution of art. Art is enriched by exchanges and mutual learning; the development of art requires international exchanges and cooperation, the active participation of artists from all countries, the sharing of ideas, the collision of hearts and the blending of emotions.This initiative is hosted by the Sino-Canada Alliance of Arts and Culture,York University Centre for Asian Research, Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts and Technology, the Luxun Academy of Fine Arts gallery, and the School of Visual Communication Design of LAFA, with funds from the Canada-China Initiative Grant from York Centre for Asian Research, and Double first-class project approved by Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts. The exhibition showcases outstanding works of art by young artists from all over the world, strengthens exchanges between artists from all over the world, and promotes the "beauty of each other and the beauty of the other" in Chinese and foreign cultures. By supporting art exchange activities between international artists , promoting the understanding of the different national cultures, and breaking through group and language barriers, we aim to achieve more commonality between people, creating communication, understanding,and fusion,thereby further optimizing the ecological environment,new opportunities for the artistic.This exhibition shows the vitality of the interdependence and common development of Chinese culture and the world civilization, promotes the pace of Chinese art to the world, and has a positive impact on promoting the inheritance and development of Chinese culture and strengthening the international exchange of Chinese culture. After the exhibition committee’s review, a total of 47 artists from 43 regions in the world have been selected into the "Crossing Time Zones·2022 China-Canada-Australia Emerging Artists Communication Exhibition". We will introduce the participating artists issue by issue, welcome your attention and subscription.

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