Let There Be Light
The paintings of Liu Yujie diffuse a somewhat gloomy and spectral ambiance. Radiance is generated by the multi-coloured and freely used brushstroke and by the stage-set painting surface. Let there be light; and there was light, thus shedding a different light on the creativity and expressivity of this young artist. We see a young but mature painter with highly individual experiences and future expectations. Expectations are mutual because it is exactly this unique character that fosters our hope and inspires our confidence in the future possibilities of this young female artist.
We live in an era where common experiences are more and more replaced by individual emotions. Albeit being an ‘old-fashioned painter’, Liu Yujie sees her brush and paint merely as a tool by means of which she can transmit her thoughts and aspirations. Her creations are not driven by commonalities but are of such an individual strength that they can lead to the creation of new common experiences.
A Thousand Plateaus Art Space will bring a selection of her paintings spanning the years 2006 to 2008.