Liu set new trends in modern Chinese ink painting by assimilating Western art theories and Chinese ink painting with inventive techniques. Through the distinctive use of rubbed inks, sprayed inks and torn fibres, he creates fascinating surrealistic sceneries that capture the spontaneity of nature. This innovative approach in ink art allows the artist to rethink the essence of Chinese ink painting and boosts the exploration of different effects in the art of ink painting.


  • Title: Heavy snowing
  • Creator: Liu Guosong
  • Date Created: 2009
  • Theme: Landscape
  • School: Modern Ink Painting Movement
  • Physical Dimensions: w186 x h94 cm
  • Artist's Biography: Liu was born in Anhui, China and moved to Taiwan in 1949. He learned traditional Chinese painting when he was 14 and shifted his studies to Western painting when he was 20. After graduating from university in Taiwan, he founded the Fifth Moon Group and became the leader of the movement of modern art. Liu has taught in many universities all over the world, including the Department of Fine Arts of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, the University of Iowa and University of Wisconsin - Stout in USA where he was a Visiting Professor, and Tainan College of Arts, where he was Dean of the Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts.
  • Type: Ink and colour on paper

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