Liu Fei

Chinese, b. 1964

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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

1989

Graduated from Academy of Fine Arts, Nanjing, China

Solo Exhibitions

2014

Liu Fei Solo Exhibition Charming War, He Space, Wuhan, China

Liu Fei Solo Exhibition Charming War, Beijing 798 District, Bridge

Art Space, Beijing, China

2008

Liu Fei Solo Exhibition, Adella Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

2007

Liu Fei Solo Exhibition,Space Gallery, Beijing, China

Liu Fei Solo Exhibition, Galerie Frank Schlagcie in Aissen, Germany

2006

Liu Fei Solo Exhibition, Yu Bo Gallery, Shanghai, China

Liu Fei Solo Exhibition, Forbidden City Gallery, Beijing, China

2003

Bareheaded fashion, Schoeni Art Gallery, Hong Kong

Group Exhibition

 

2018

International Art Exhibition NordArt 2018, Germany

2016

Songzhuang Airborne Nanjing Joint Exhibition, Nanjing, China

Songzhuang New Spirit, Beijing

"Borders Crossing" San Francisco International Art Exhibition,
San Francisco, USA

2014

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

2013

Contemporary Art Exhibition,Yang Gallery, Singapore

2012

"Spoon Art Fair", The Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong

2010

Invitation Exhibition, Yang Gallery, Beijing and Singapore

2009

Above Related "joint exhibition, Foundry Museum of art, Beijing, China

2008

"Naive Tricks "joint exhibition, Gallery TIN, Beijing & Seoul

2007

Chinese Women Joint Exhibition, Madrid, Spain

Mix and Review - Chinese New Vision, Adella Gallery,

Zurich, Switzerland

2005

Invitation Exhibition, Pata Gallery, Beijing, China

2004

Invitation Exhibition, Forbidden City Gallery, Beijing, China

2002

Zhang Hongbo, Liu Fei Joint Exhibition,Tang Gallery, Thailand

2001

Red Gate Gallery Ten Anniversary Exhibition, Red Gate Gallery,

Beijing, China

Zhang Hongbo, Liu Fei Joint Exhibition, Red Gate Gallery,

Beijing, China

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