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Rainbow Clouds #3By Liu Xuanqi

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2022

Acrylic, Acrylic on canvas

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Dimensions: 50cm (H) x 52cm (W) / 19.7" (H) x 20.5" (W)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.


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Artist Statement

In Leo’s contemporary take on the cloud, his clouds are all-embracing and full of colours, be it totalitarian that covers the canvas or as a guest in his many portraitures of painting. There are always clouds or a piece of cloud in his works, which is the same in everyone's hearts, likened to there are countless colourful clouds, just like everyone's dream, and maybe one or more will come true. Leo’s cloud evokes memories and also transcends a vision of the future. Contrary, in ancient Chinese symbolism, clouds were created between earth and heaven; they symbolise the celestial realm. Clouds are considered the union of Ying and Yang because they are a fusion of the elements of water and air, sky and earth. Moreover, “Yun”, the word for clouds, sounds like the Chinese word for luck and fortune; therefore, the two became intrinsically connected. In this hybrid of modern beliefs and ancient connotations of clouds, Leo narrates the story of life, its social issues such as popular culture like social media and fake news, and human behaviour and societal relations in our current times.

Painting Size: 34 x 32 cm
With Frame: 50 x 52 cm

 


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Artist Profile

Born: 1977
Hometown: Zhe Jiang
Based in: Singapore

Born in China 1977, Liu Xuan Qi graduated from University of Shanghai for Science and Technology press printing and Institute of art and design, in 1999. He moved to Singapore in 2006.

With his background as a graphic designer, he explores elements from traditional Chinese ink paintings, icons and imagery …

 

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