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LIU XUANQI (LEO) 刘 轩齐

(Birth Name: Liu Quan Dai   原名: 刘 全代)

Born: 1977, Chinese

Lives and works in Singapore

About

Liu Xuanqi (1977) is a contemporary artist currently residing in Singapore. He was awarded Platinum Award at the 31st UOB Singapore Paining of the Year Competition for his artwork “Wandering Cloud”. That same year, his piece “Whimsical Cloud” was also nominated for the Dr Tan Tsze Chor Art Award.

A graduate in art & design from the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (the former Shanghai Publishing and Printing College), Liu left his decade-long career as art director in the field of design and advertising to pursue art full-time.

His work is an ongoing reflection of personal identity embedded within popular culture. In his “Cloud” series, Liu plays with the idea of permanence and the temporal, and explores the tension that arises at the crossroads of rapid globalization.

With his background as a graphic designer, he explores elements from traditional Chinese ink paintings, icons and imagery from eastern cultures and fuses them with contemporary design, merging the east and west. He adopted a different artistic expression by exploring the art with his personal style touch of traditional media and design element of eastern meet western culture.

He held his first solo exhibition “Equilibrium” (2010) in Singapore, and has maintained a consistent track record with shows in Hong Kong, Seoul, New York and Taipei.

Awards

2014 in SINGAPORE
“一步登天” was nominated for the Dr Tan Tsze Chor Art Award.
“本色”was nominated for the Dr Tan Tsze Chor Art Award.

2012 in SINGAPORE
“Wandering Cloud – 游子。云”
Platinum Award Winner of “The 31st UOB Singapore Painting of The Year Competition”

2012 in SINGAPORE
“Whimsical Cloud – 戏。云 ” was nominated for the Dr Tan Tsze Chor Art Award.

Solo Exhibitions

2012 May in Singapore
GALERIE BELVEDERE SINGAPORE
“美丽人生

2011 Sep in Singapore
DAHLIA GALLERY
浮云-Floating Clouds

2010 October in Singapore
FOREST RAIN GALLERY
平衡-EQUILIBRIUM

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015 Oct in Singapore – iPRECIATION GALLERY “PORTABLE ART WEEK”

2015 Oct in Singapore – HAKAREN ART GALLERY “OUR CHILDHOOD, OUR CITY”

2015 Aug in Singapore – HAKAREN ART GALLERY “IN CELEBRATION OF SG50”

2015 July in South Korea – ASYAAF 2015

2015 May in Singapore – Made in Singapore “新加坡制造之小物件,大故事”

2015 May in Hong Kong – AAF Hong Kong

2015 Jan in Singapore – SINGAPORE ART SOCIETY 65TH ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION

2014 Nov in Singapore – AAF SINGAPORE

2014 Nov in Singapore – INSTINC 10 “Motion & Emotion the art of being moved”

2014 Aug in Singapore – Art Loft “Pop-up group show”

2014 Aug in Singapore – KwerkeeArt “Redefining the value of art”

2014 Apr in Singapore – Art Loft Event & Showcase

2013 Nov in Singapore – AFFORDABLE ART FAIR SINGAPORE

2013 Apr in Singapore – Art Seasons “the big SMALL show”

2012 Nov in Singapore – AAF SINGAPORE

2012 Oct in USA – AAF New York

2012 July in Singapore – Singapore Art Museum

2012 The 31st UOB Painting of The Year Competition

2012 Feb in HongKong – ASIA TOP GALLERY HOTEL ART FAIR

2011 Nov in Singapore – AAF SINGAPORE

2011 Nov in Singapore – PERPETUAL SPIRIT “Mercy Relief D’black Cube Pte Ltd, Singapore”

2011 Nov in Singapore – ART COMPLETE @ The Volvo Art Loft “Can I have some too?”

2011 Oct in Malaysia – ART EXPO MALAYSIA 2011

2011 Aug in Seoul – ASIA TOP GALLERY HOTEL ART FAIR

2011 Jun in Singapore – The Volvo Art Loft “The Language of Abstract Art”

2011 May in Taipei – TAIPEI CONTEMPORARY HOTEL ART FAIR

2011 March in Singapore – CHANHAMPE GALLERY “Notes In Idolatry-Vessel”

2011 Feb in HongKong – ASIA TOP GALLERY HOTEL ART FAIR

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

UOB Bank, Singapore-2012

MEDIA APPEARANCES

  • “Lee Kuan Yew: We Bid Farewell”, Channel NewsAsia, 2015
  • Channel 8, 2013

INTERVIEWS AND REVIEWS

  • “Attack of the yellow rubber duck !”, Malaysia Art Gallery Guide, 2011
  • “LIFE! Arts”, THE STRAITS TIMES, 2014
  • “Local artworks on the move”, THE BUSINESS TIMES, 2015