b. 1973 in Qing Dao, Shan Dong province, China, and lives and works in Beijing

Liu Wentao makes alluring and engaging tableaux using only graphite and canvas. A rising star on the Chinese art scene, he has had several museum exhibitions. He is a graduate from the esteemed Central Academy of Fine Arts Department of Printmaking, where he is now a professor, and he went on to the University of Massachusetts to continue studying in the United States. Trained in the art of copperplate engraving, he honed his practice of fine-line drawing to expand to large two-metre square canvases of diverse plays on perspective in monochrome trompe l’oeil. The works have a drawing-in quality that does not cease to fascinate the viewer.
Time Line - Abstract Art from China
09 Jan 2018
10 Chancery Lane Gallery in Hong Kong is proud to present “TIME LINE, ABSTRACT ART FROM CHINA” curated by Tang Zehui featuring four of Mainland China’s most innovative abstract artists - Chi Qun, Gu Benchi, Jiang Weitao and Liu Wentao. These four artists interpret the “line” in varied ways of repetition, interweaving or layering to create a transcendental space of meditation.
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