For me, as a traveler in the Sino-Western painting world, being able to engage in my favorite art creation for life is a very lucky and wonderful thing. The way is long and far, I can only keep exploring, pursuing, and experimenting. The time goes by on its own, and I go by mine, there I have my own land in my heart.---Lawrence Liu
His life is a long journey, from the metropolis Shanghai, China, to the American metropolis of New York, from the sparkling river of the water town Venice to the shining lake of the ancient town of Jiangnan. His pace is hurried without leaving any marks, from one place to another, changing the living environment and the scenery of views. There is no final destination, all of the places are resting spots in the long journey. He, a wanderer who does not really stop.
His oil paintings have his special styles, sometimes with the texture of pastels, sometimes with the effects of traditional Chinese ink paintings, and sometimes has flat cuttings with a bit of abstract charm. But the lively and flexible possibility of change, “free but not exceeding” , actually lives in the world of oil painting, he brought it to an art land that belongs to him.
Maybe it is because of being born and grew up in the alley of Shanghai and the nearby water towns, when he shows the stone door houses, stone bridges and alley on the canvas, they seem handy. There is the familiar side and the strange side, some are in our eyes and some are in the heart, some are lively and bustle but some are quiet and sorrow, there are clear sceneries in front of us but there are also the hidden emotions behind the walls, and there are also those mysterious stories and great writers, poets, and artists' romantic feelings, even hearing the songs from Gondola.
Especially those flowing rivers, they are colorful and rich in change, fully revealing the fairy of the water towns, water’s charm!
This set of black and white series of paintings by Lawrence Liu, like writing quatrains, are carefully constructed; compact and convergent, the composition is simple and bright in colors. The image is western, but the sentiment is Chinese, the pursuit is the art conceptions of the pictures, and it seems like he is using oil paints and western scenes to write Chinese poetry, quiet and distant, nostalgize ancient style, …
Vice Chairman of Chinese Literary and Art Judges Association
Director of Theory Committee of Shanghai Artists Association
Counselor of Shanghai Municipal People's Government
Liu Shuchun's Paintings
前行 Moving Forward
总统山 President Hill
秋艳 Autumn Color
竹径（被收藏）Bamboo Path (Collected)
水乡 Water Town
古巷 Ancient Alley
石拱桥 Stone Arch Bridge
石径 Stone Path
Liu Shuchun's Photographs
小径通幽 Small Trail
午后阳光 Sunshine After Noon
疫情中的街道 The Street in Pandemic
落樱 The Falling Cherry Blossom
幽居 Quiet House
藤缠树 Vines on Trees
五月的鲜花 Flowers in May
红与绿 Red and Green
Lawrence Liu's Personal Introduction and Art Achievements
An outstanding Chinese American artist, he now is the vice chairman of "The Sketch of China" oil painting club, the chairman of the Shanghai branch, principal of the New York "World Academy of Art-Oil Painting and Sculpture College" and vice president of the American Original Artists Association.
Born in Shanghai, originate from Linyi, Shandong province, graduated from College of Art and Design of the Shanghai Institute of Technology (originally Department of Fine Arts, Shanghai Light Industry College), learned after the famous painter Yan Wenliang and Zhang Yinghong,etc..
In 1986, the ink painting "Dream Home" won the first Shanghai Youth Art Exhibition Excellence Award. In 1987, the general material work "Spring River" was selected to participate in the Shanghai exhibition of the National Fine Art Exhibition. In October 1988, the Shanghai Art Museum Research Department hosted "Lawrence Liu's Painting Exhibition", In May 1991, the French Ministry of Education Cultural Association held "Lawrence Liu Works Exhibition" in Hong Kong and Kowloon.
He moved to New York in December 1991, he had held solo exhibitions, joint exhibitions and auctions in New York, California, Philadelphia and other places in the United States. In 2000, he won the "Lifetime Art Achievement Award" presented by the U.S. World Art Center, established "Lawrence Art Gallery" in the ancient town Zhu Jia Jiao, and was included in the support project of Shanghai Qingpu District Cultural Tourism Bureau. In 2013, the Linan Yinan Government of Shandong established the "Liu Shuchun Art Museum". In 2018 and 2019, Lawrence Liu's series of plain color oil paintings “Home Mountain Picks Up Dream" held Solo Exhibitions in New York, Shanghai, and Shandong.
Lawrence Liu’s early modern painting works “Far View”, “Mountain Rhythm” and etc. were collected by the American Ohio National Museum and people from the U.S., France, Japan, etc.. In recent years, most of the oil painting figures and landscape paintings have been auctioned by the Shanghai "Duoyunxuan Auction Company", Shanghai Xinmin Evening News, Wenhui Daily, Liberty Daily, and Shanghai “Books and Paintings”, Tianjin "Chinese Painting World", Shanghai "Art World", France " Wenlv”, and magazines and media such as Microsoft ’s flagship store on Manhattan ’s Fifth Avenue that have successively introduced Lawrence Liu ’s paintings and won the Art Achievement Award from the New York City Congress in 2018.
Published works include “Lawrence Liu’s Paintings”, “Zhuxi Style”, “Poetry and Paintings”, “Ancient Town Custom”, “The Beautiful Yinan”, "People in the Traces ~ Liu Shuchun's Painting Collection", and plain color oil paintings “Home Mountain Picks Up Dream ~ Lawrence Liu’s Work Collection”, etc.