Chinese, b. 1964
Born in Naniing in 1964, Liu Fei is an experienced artist who graduated from Academy of Fine Arts Naniing and currently lives Beijing. Good artists create their own symbols, and outstanding artists create distinctive symbols which collectors spot immediately. Bald headed women dressed in Chinese uniform became Liu Fei's distinctive symbol since the early 2000s and has been his favourite style presented in a more matured manner.
He often depicts bald-headed women with big smiles and carrying guns. Bald heads are outstanding and unique within our society, casting the colour rebellion and excitement. Artists like portray the sense of rebellion, incorporating themes of individualism in an artistic manner. During the New Wave art movement in the mid-1980s, leaving their hair long became a trend for Chinese male artists whilst in the 1990s, cruel cuts became a new fashion for them. Female artists followed a similar trend. Over time, the image of the bald head left a deep impression on art. In 1985, Geng Jianyi painted his bald headed smiling heads; in 1989, there were the bald, careless figures of Fang Liiun. Bald heads became a striking symbol of the era. In accordance, the number of artists painting bald figures increased. Liu Fei admitted that his inspiration came here. More recently he has taken notice of most magazines having images of beautiful women decorating the cover, attracting the attention of viewers with their luring poses. "I think that a
bald-headed woman is attractive. It is not a new
invention, but makes more news."
With his bold, strong imagery his artworks are collected all over the world. Exhibitions were held internationally in major cities such as Hong Kong, Beijing, Bangkok, Singapore, Zurich, Essen, Madrid, etc. since 2001.
Had a celebrated seminal solo exhibition at Art Miami, Miami Beach in 2006. Was incorporated into the Power of Fashion exhibition in Zurich, Switzerland.
Has an auction record of US$38,57 l (HK$300,854) set at Zhong Cheng Auctions, Taipei in December in 2011.
Education and Background
Graduated from Academy of Fine Arts, Nanjing, China
Liu Fei Solo Exhibition Charming War, He Space, Wuhan, China
Liu Fei Solo Exhibition Charming War, Beijing 798 District, Bridge
Art Space, Beijing, China
Liu Fei Solo Exhibition, Adella Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
Liu Fei Solo Exhibition,Space Gallery, Beijing, China
Liu Fei Solo Exhibition, Galerie Frank Schlagcie in Aissen, Germany
Liu Fei Solo Exhibition, Yu Bo Gallery, Shanghai, China
Liu Fei Solo Exhibition, Forbidden City Gallery, Beijing, China
Bareheaded fashion, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong
International Art Exhibition NordArt 2018, Germany
Songzhuang Airborne Nanjing Joint Exhibition, Nanjing, China
Songzhuang New Spirit, Beijing
"Borders Crossing" San Francisco International Art Exhibition,
San Francisco, USA
Nanjing Contemporary Art Annual Exhibition, Nanjing, China
The 7th Art Weekly Art Festival, Nantong, China
Guzao, Keep Dreaming" Qingdao Contemporary Art Exhibition,
Qingdao, Beijing, China
Binhe Art District, Songzhuang Art Centre, Beijing, China
Contemporary Art Exhibition,Yang Gallery, Singapore
"Spoon Art Fair", The Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong
Invitation Exhibition, Yang Gallery, Beijing and Singapore
Above Related "joint exhibition, Foundry Museum of art, Beijing, China
"Naive Tricks "joint exhibition, Gallery TIN, Beijing & Seoul
Chinese Women Joint Exhibition, Madrid, Spain
Mix and Review - Chinese New Vision, Adella Gallery,
Invitation Exhibition, Pata Gallery, Beijing, China
Invitation Exhibition, Forbidden City Gallery, Beijing, China
Zhang Hongbo, Liu Fei Joint Exhibition,Tang Gallery, Thailand
Red Gate Gallery Ten Anniversary Exhibition, Red Gate Gallery,
Zhang Hongbo, Liu Fei Joint Exhibition, Red Gate Gallery,