Exhibition Archive

The Art of Leo l 狮情画意

The Art of Leo l 狮情画意

UOB Painting of the Year Winner’s Series
2012 UOB Painting of the Year, Platinum Award Winner

Visit the UOB Art Gallery to catch Leo Liu’s solo art exhibition featuring works from his award-winning Wandering Cloud and Stone Lion series.

Through The Art of Leo exhibition, Liu plays with the contrast and ideas between the permanence and the temporal, where he explores an ongoing reflection of identity embedded within the Chinese traditional and Singapore’s early Nanyang culture.

The Art of Leo is a culmination of gratitude and sentiment towards Singapore; and signifies Liu’s tribute to his adopted home, Singapore – The Lion City.

WanderingCloud
Wandering Cloud
122cm x 100cm
Acrylic and charcoal on water paper

Wandering Cloud_Observation_石狮-2
Wandering Cloud: Observation / 观。云
122cm x 100cm
Acrylic and charcoal on water paper

Date: 21 September – 8 November 2017
Venue: 80 Raffles Place, UOB Plaza 1, Ground Floor

All artworks except Wandering Cloud are for sale.

刘轩齐 ·《狮情画意》个展

《狮情画意》个展是我一直想要展出的一个特殊的展览,展出的作品也是我对在美丽的“狮城”新加坡生活十多年来的情感的展现。

在新加坡已经旅居十多年,给我印象最深的就是南洋文化,南洋的传统文化一直与现代时尚的新加坡完美的融合,产生了是一种独特文化的沉淀,这也变成了新加坡⽂化的组成部分。在新加坡的文化中有一样事物特别突出,那就是“狮子”。从我第一次认识新加坡开始,就把新加坡和狮子联系在一起。来到新加坡后,发现除了了鱼尾狮和舞狮之外,还有各种形态的石狮。在生活中随处可见石狮子,这是一种文化的展现,也是一种民族形象和智慧的象征,狮子代表了勇敢,自信和智慧。同时,狮子也给我这位游子归属感信心,但每次看到也会让我产生悠的思乡之情。

Splendour І 锦绣_123x85cm
Splendour І锦绣
122cm x 85cm
Acrylic and charcoal on water paper

Dance of Lion #1 双狮1_95x95cm
Dance of the Lion #1 / 舞狮 #1
95cm x 95cm
Acrylic and charcoal on water paper
Dance of Lion #2 双狮2_95x95cm
Dance of the Lion #2 / 舞狮 2
95cm x 95cm
Acrylic and charcoal on water paper

Wandering Cloud Dreams I 梦云110x110cm
Wandering Cloud: Dreams / 梦云
95cm x 95cm
Acrylic and charcoal on water paper

Download The Art of Leo solo art exhibition catalogue.

About the Artist

Liu Xuanqi

Leo Liu Xuan Qi (刘轩齐) left his decade-long career as an art director in the field of design and advertising to pursue art full-time. He moved to Singapore in 2006.

With his background as a graphic designer, Liu explores objects and elements from traditional Chinese ink paintings, icons and imageries in eastern cultures. Through his art, Liu fuses these ideas with contemporary designs, merging the east and west by adopting a different artistic expression through his interpretation of traditional media, elements and designs.

Liu’s works are exhibited and well-received in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and the United States. He has received various awards such as the 2012 Platinum Award from the 31st UOB Painting of the Year, Singapore and was selected as one of the finalists in the Dr. Tan Tsze Chor Art Award (Singapore) for year 2012 and 2014.