Room 2 LIU XINTAO
- Dimensions : 150 × 150 cm
- Year : 2012
- Medium : Oil
- Support : Canvas
- Signature : Signed and dated by artist
- Editions : Unique work
- Thèmes : Chinese contemporary art
- Ton : Black & white
Liu Xintao was born in 1968 in Xichang, in the Chinese province of Sichuan. He graduated from the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts in 1992. He currently teaches at the Leshan Academy of Fine Arts, and divides his life and work between Beijing and Leshan.
He has exhibited in several Chinese galleries, but also in Jakarta, Indonesia. He has also participated in several collective exhibitions and various fairs, across China, in Hong Kong, at the Suzhou Biennale, in the United States, in Italy or in England.
His works are also present in several public collections, including that of the Wall Art Museum in Beijing, or the Yuehu Art Museum in Shanghai. The artist currently lives and works between Beijing and Leshan and teaches at the same time at the Leshan Academy of Fine Arts.
Liu Xintao's works present nocturnal visions of urban landscapes, bringing out their fundamental strangeness. In the temporary absence of the sleeping crowds, the omnipresence of the messages of political and economic power shines through, revealing their disturbing nature as organizational devices of public spaces.