From Shanghai to Milan, the painter Liu Ye presents his solo exhibition at Fondazione Prada, bringing 35 paintings realised starting from the early ’90s. “Every work is my self-portrait”, underline the artist, and what emerge from his works is an intimate imagination, that feeds on multiple sources, both from the Western and the Eastern world.
In Milan the paintings will generate a contrast with the walls and the industrial environment of Fondazione Prada’s venue. The geographical dislocation will contribute to focus on the ability of Liu Ye to create a personal pictorial universe, which does not align with any particular artistic movement.
“I experienced his paintings as sensitive pictorial messages relayed between two worlds that are often viewed as contradictory: Western cultures versus Asian cultures” says the curator Udo Kittelmann.