ART TALK @ MOCA: Exploring the possibilities of painting & Pop Surrealism
What : Exploring the possibilities of painting & Pop Surrealism
Who : Chen Liu
When : Sun 2 Oct 2011, 4.00 pm
Where: MOCA@Loewen, 27A Loewen Road Singapore 248839
Type : Free*
About the Artist
Chen Liu was born in 1973 in Kunming, Yunnan province, China. He was inspired by his father, a famous painter, and his mother, an accomplished woodcutter. Chen began painting regularly in 1985 and he graduated from Beijing's renowned Tsinghua Fine Arts Institute in 1996. Chen Liu's influences include American comics and Japanese manga. His works have since been exhibited extensively in cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Guiyang, Taiwan, New York, Milan and Vietnam. He is currently working as a professor at the Yunnan Art Institute who specializes in oil painting.
Topics to be discussed：
1. Give a brief background on pop surrealism. Who were the founders of this genre of art? What did it hope to accomplish? How did it revolutionize the art world?
2. Does his painting limit the possibilities for creative expression because of China's political issues? How can painting be utilized as a tool to enhance and create further meaning in works of pop surrealism art rather than hinder it?
3. As an artist what does he wants his viewers to gain after seeing his works?
4. What were some challenges Chen Liu faced as an artist while producing his art works?
*Limited seats available please contact us at 6479 6622 /
for reservations or enquiries. You can also use the sign up form below to register for the talk. The talk will be conducted in Mandarin with English interpretation.
地点：MOCA@Loewen，27A Loewen Road Singapore 248839