The outstanding Chinese-American artists, Lawrence Liu's "Pick Up the Dream" plain color series of works are the result of hard works of the years. This group of art pieces is the art precipitation and crystallization of Mr. Liu's past intercourse between New York, USA and Shanghai, China over more than ten years. They show the style of plain color, simplicity, and realism, and recorded every scene he saw after he left his hometown. When facing the same old town and water town back in the home, the feeling of "the same object but a different person" inevitably dragged us into the middle of reality and imaginary...
Mr. Liu uses his unique ideas and forms, giving up colorful paints, and created his personal freehand brushwork, which he finds the converging point of the painting art languages of China and the west. Every piece of works embodied people like us who live between the worlds of the east and the west. Our common experience and heartfelt, no matter if it is being successful, or having a big family, the most unerasable things must be nostalgia and the scenes we had lived during childhood...
This group of "Pick Up the Dream" plain color oil painting series of works by Mr. Liu seems to walk people into the strange but familiar ages. The dozens of his nostalgic works, especially the freehands of Zhujiajiao are distinctive and unique. They are committed to Chinese oil painting language's vivid expression, connotation, abstraction, and poetic quality, which are the evidence of the important breakthrough of nationalizing Chinese oil painting's exploration and consideration. They obtain the plain color base of Chinese ink painting while also show western impressionism and realism.
刘树春先生以其洒脱大气的风格开创了当代中国油画艺术史上的“简约写实主义”（The Era Of Chinese Minimalistic Impressionism）的新时代。
Mr. Laerence Liu opened the new era of "Minimalistic Impressionism" on Chinese contemporary oil painting art history with his free and bold style.
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Interpretation of Lawrence Liu's "Pick Up the Dream" Plain Color Oil Painting
Lawrence Liu's plain color oil paintings obtain clear national characteristics. "Plain color," which represents the trend of aesthetic, can also be "ink color." The connotation of "ink color" is the basic way for Chinese literati to perceive and express the world. It is the most representative Chinese national painting language system formed after thousands of years of evolution and accumulation. The aesthetic trend and traits reflect the national aesthetic value.
There are essential differences between the creative concepts of Chinese and western paintings. In the west, people tend to view the objective world as a subject and object relationship, which they are separated; in China, people and nature blend into one, where people are part of nature, and contains a philosophical and spiritual highness.
Mr. Lawrence Liu has integrated this creative concept into his artistic practice and created an unprecedented series of works with great aesthetic value. This is another new phenomenon in the nationalization of Chinese oil painting, and it is also the positive energy for practicing cultural self-confidence.
李哲虎 Li Zhehu
A member of the China Artists Association
A professor and oil painter at the School of Fine Arts and Design of Shanghai Institute of Technology
家山拾梦 - 写意朱家角 Pick Up the Dream-Freehand of Zhujiajiao
Lawrence Liu's Online Plain Color Oil Painting Exhibition
水韵 布面油画 60×80cm
The Rhyme of Water Oil on canvas
下桥 布面油画 60×80cm
Down the Bridge Oil on canvas
一米阳光 布面油画 60×80cm
A Stream of Sunlight Oil on canvas
残雪 布面油画 60×80cm
The Residual Snow Oil on canvas
庙前 布面油画 60×80cm
In Front of the Temple Oil on canvas
街 布面油画 60×80cm
The Street Oil on canvas
民居 布面油画 60×80cm
The Resident Houses Oil on canvas
舟 布面油画 60×80cm
The Boat Oil on canvas
庭园门前 布面油画 60×80cm
In Front of the Door of the Garden Oil on canvas
古桥 布面油画 60×80cm
The Ancient Bridge Oil on canvas
寻梦 布面油画 60×80cm
Searching the Dream Oil on canvas
天井 布面油画 60×80cm
The Courtyard Oil on canvas
水上 布面油画 60×80cm
Above the Water Surface Oil on canvas
拱桥 布面油画 60×80cm
Arch Bridge Oil on canvas
泊 布面油画 60×80cm
Berth Oil on canvas
岁月 布面油画 60×80cm
The Ages Oil on canvas
巷 布面油画 60×80cm
The Alley Oil on canvas
梯 布面油画 60×80cm
The Stairs Oil on canvas
廊 布面油画 60×80cm
The Corridor Oil on canvas
情 布面油画 60×80cm
Love Oil on canvas
写意朱家角 - 江南水乡文化
Freehand of Zhujiajiao-The Culture of Jiangnan Watertown
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 the 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 the "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.
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