Infinity - Mao Lizi Tour Exhibition
Infinity – Mao Lizi Tour Exhibition
Venue ｜ Asia Art Center Taipei ll
Address ｜ No.93, Lequn 2nd Rd., Taipei City 104, Taiwan
Mao Lizi, renowned Chinese contemporary artists, is a founding member of “The Stars Group” in the 70’s and 80’s, which significantly influenced and shaped the Chinese contemporary art development. This artistic movement group has led Chinese painting away from Cultural Revolution signifier in pursuit of the freedom of creativity. The tour exhibition of Mao Lizi display some of his most important creations in recent years, and will carry forward the spectacle at Asia Art Center—Taipei Ⅱ “Infinity: Mao Lizi Tour Exhibition at Asia Art Center” right after his exhibition at Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall.
Driven by the artist’s continuous effort to search for his personal “infinity” and push forward his performance, in 2000, he called a halt to “realistic” style and spent a few years pondering his prospective creative direction. In 2005, the artist brought to the art world a whole new visual impact, a series of stunning semi-abstract and abstract paintings are created with his decent realistic technique. Mao’s unrestrained paintings manage to maintain the integrity and coherence between accidental and natural, process and result. He captures exquisitely the scale of pigment’s dark and light, rich and poor, dynamic and static forms on canvas that’s similar to Chinese ink on paper, illustrating the beauty of subtleness, poetic, and movement against the poetic scenery constructed between sense and sensibility, relaxation and tension, control and freedom.