Fairy Dreams In Peach-Blossom-Valley: Liu Chuanhong Solo Exhibition
Organizer: A Thousand Plateaus Art Space
Art Director: Liu Jie
Article Written: Xu Sheng
Artist: Liu Chuanhong
Opening: 7:00-9:30pm, December 24, 2012 (Monday)
Exhibition Duration: December 24, 2012 - February 23 , 2013
Venue: A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, 87# Fangqin Street, Gaoxin District, Chengdu
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When Liu Chuanhong was young, he was a student with a zero in math, and a full mark in composition. Later, he was hooked on painting, and was trained strictly in oil painting, which displayed his talent in spinning yarns with painting, instead of making him an author. In 2003, he went to the Taohuadong Village of Lin County, He Nan, and became a local hill people there. Everyday, he chopped wood and farmed, and painted at leisure. He lived there for nine years. The works to be presented in this exhibition are from his creation and life there.
“Contemporary Art” teaches the artist how to make use of theory, and gives the artist unlimited freedom in creating, however, it has deprived one right, which is the right of creating the works which are hard for initiating theory. Fortunately, Liu Chuanhong has retained this right. Concerning theory, maybe his works will lead to the key words below: mountains and plains, nature, humanity, nostalgia, the Peach Garden, seclusion, existence…Although they are always vacuous, they are still “correct” and convincing. Moreover, if we pay attention to the tone, the melodious academic voice will completely submerge the Jingle Bells, which represents the powerful substance worship and the catabolic faith, and make the old man with the spirit of internationalism spineless to land on the roof of A Thousand Plateaus Art Space, although he has gone a long way to China. But Liu Chuanhong is not worried about this, he doesn’t care about the words, he only cares about his own stories, the bad stories. Probably he will invite the Santa Claus to come over, and point out the socialites and intellectuals for him, with gloom and snicker. Probably, Xu Wenqiang will blend in with the crowd; Liu Chuanhong can immediately recognize him.