Lui Liu


Lui Liu


Nationality: Chinese

Lui Liu was born in 1957 in North China, where he developed his artistic skills as a young boy painting posters on the streets at the time of China's Cultural Revolution. He was one of the first group of students since the end of this period in China to study at the Central Academy of Fine Arts. In 1991, Liu moved to Canada where he still lives today, and through separating himself during a shift in the artistic mainstream of China, he is able to provide a uniquely powerful perspective of the two worlds, which allows him to create works of art that appeal to a wide audience. His paintings are known for depicting surreal and absurd images, executed in such a realistic manner with a masterful technique that his paintings often cause the viewer a sense of intrigue filled with unease. Like other surrealist painters, Liu uses his dreams as a means for revealing the seemingly obscure line between what is real and what is imagined or dreamt. What sets him apart is his incredible imagination combined with his use of metaphor with stunning figural portrayals. Liu continues to this day to impress his viewer with his incredible surreal works of art.


Lui Liu Original Art Values Sold at Auction

LUI LIU (Chinese, b. 1957) Tic Tac Tattoo I, Tic Tac Tattoo II (two works), 2003 Oil on panel 64 x 48 inches (162.6 x...
LUI LIU (Chinese, b. 1957)Tic Tac Tattoo I, Tic Tac Tattoo II (two works), 2003Oil on panel64 x 48 inches (162.6 x... (Total: 2 Items)
Lot 86337
Auction 5175
Sunday, June 22, 2014
LUI LIU (Chinese, b. 1957) Story of Golden Apple vs. History of Siren's Appeal, 1994 Oil on canvas 51-1/2 x 66 inches
LUI LIU (Chinese, b. 1957)Story of Golden Apple vs. History of Siren's Appeal, 1994Oil on canvas51-1/2 x 66 inches...
Lot 72320
Auction 5172
Saturday, May 31, 2014
LUI LIU (Chinese, b. 1957) In the Forest (four works) Oil on canvas 36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm) (each) ... (Total: 4...
LUI LIU (Chinese, b. 1957)In the Forest (four works)Oil on canvas36 x 36 inches (91.4 x 91.4 cm) (each)... (Total: 4 Items)
Lot 86336
Auction 5175
Sunday, June 22, 2014
LUI LIU (Chinese, b. 1957) Man in the Moon, 1995 Oil on canvas 36 x 48 inches (91.4 x 121.9 cm) Signed and dated low
LUI LIU (Chinese, b. 1957)Man in the Moon, 1995Oil on canvas36 x 48 inches (91.4 x 121.9 cm)Signed and dated low...
Lot 70328
Auction 5197
Saturday, November 8, 2014
LUI LIU (Chinese, b. 1957) Untitled, 1997 Oil on canvas 30 x 36 inches (76.2 x 91.4 cm) Signed and dated lower right
LUI LIU (Chinese, b. 1957)Untitled, 1997Oil on canvas30 x 36 inches (76.2 x 91.4 cm)Signed and dated lower right...
Lot 65380
Auction 5189
Sunday, September 14, 2014

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