A detail from a painting by Liu Ye, titled Book Painting No. 21 (Karl Blossfeldt, The Complete Published Work, Taschen GMBH, 2017), dated 2018.

Liu Ye

The Book and the Flower

David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by the Chinese artist Liu Ye, on view at the gallery’s 34 East 69th Street location, in New York. The show marks the artist’s debut solo presentation with the gallery.

 

Liu Ye is known for deeply meditative paintings that investigate ways of seeing in their nuanced approach to the painted image. His carefully balanced, methodical compositions subtly combine figuration and abstraction and reference a diverse range of aesthetic, literary, art historical, and cultural sources, resulting in works that appear to transcend time and place in their evocation of distinct conceptual and emotional registers of meaning. On view will be a selection of new works from the artist’s Flower, Book Painting, and Banned Book series, which together demonstrate the artist’s singular approach to painting.

 

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Image: Liu Ye, Book Painting No. 21 (Karl Blossfeldt, The Complete Published Work, Taschen GMBH, 2017), 2018 (detail)

 

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Dates
October 29December 19, 2020
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