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Liu Chun Hai
Riding on the Songs of Youth , 2017

Oil on Canvas
150 x 120cm


A girl plays her part as a drummer during the Cultural Revolution. She plays a song that she is obligated to play, strumming a mechanical beat that repeats as propagandist lyrics are sung along. The title of the work Riding on the Songs of Youth is ironic. She can never play the songs of youth, nor will she experience the freedom within youth. She can only play the songs that are assigned to her by the society she lives in as her best years get stolen away.

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  • +Artist Bio

    Liu Chun Hai was born in Heilongjiang, China's most Northern province. Liu currently works as a professional painter and print-maker. He is married to Zhao Tianqi, who is also a successful print maker. Widely-exhibited in China and abroad, his works have been collected by both public institutions and private collectors around the world including ARD German Television, Freie University Berlin, Grain Import and Export Association Of France, Embassy of Greece, Embassy of the United States, Embassy of France, Gold Ion Group in Hong Kong, Beijing Branch Office of the Associated Press, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Like many other intellectuals of his generation, Liu endured the harshest period of the Cultural Revolution. Liu's works present a haunting portrayal of promising young people who were inducted to Mao's army, wanton with potential and individual ambition. 

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  • +Exhibitions

    Selected Solo Exhibitions 
    2007 Chinese Comics . Liu Chun Hai , Yan Club, Beijing, China 
    2006 My Young Age, China Pata Gallery, Beijing, China 
    2005 Kortman Gallery, Illinois, U.S.A 
    2004 Mao and More Gallery, Sydney, Australia 
    2003 Mao and More Gallery, Sydney, Australia
    2002 Schoeni Gallery, Hong Kong, China 2001 Wanfung Gallery, Beijing, China. Koizumi Gallery, Kanggawa, Japan   

    Selected Group Exhibitions 
    2007 On the Way, Soemo Fine Arts, Beijing, China

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