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paintings by Liu Zhen
13 Oct - 27 Oct 2011Zee Stone Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of stunning lacquer paintings by Liu Zhen, a Shanghai-based artist whose mastery of the medium takes one of the most ancient art forms in China to a new level of aesthetic expression.
Born in Jiangsu Province in 1970, Liu Zhen learnt traditional Chinese ink painting and oil painting at high school. Later, at the Central Academy of Art in Beijing, he studied mural art and began to focus on lacquer painting. Liu Zhen has traveled widely in China, developing a love of natural landscapes. He also has a strong interest in ancient Chinese culture, in particular the surface texture of antique objects and old walls, and Chinese seal carving. These two sources of inspiration come together in his work. .