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Shuwei Liu

May 5 to June 4, 2017
Wednesday to Sunday, 12-5 pm
550, côte d'Abraham, Québec
Friday May 5th, 5:00 pm

About the Artist

About the Exhibition


Born in 1985, Shuwei Liu is an artist living in Shanghai, where he works with photography and video. His works have been exhibited in Artefiera Bologna 2017, at the Power Station of Art, and at Three Shadows Photography Art Centre. He was a finalist in the Barcelona International Photography Awards in 2015, and in 2016 was a LensCulture Portrait Awards finalist. Liu received the Emerging Chinese Artist Award, which granted him a residency at Red Gate in Beijing. His works have been featured in the magazines Der Greif, GUP, LEAP, and Art World, among others. In May and June of 2017, he will be artist in residency at the Vermont Studio Center.

Blue trilogy

These mountains that follow one after another increasingly turn to blue as they recede into the distance. Blue is the colour of remoteness, the colour of things that seem estranged, beyond reach. But it can also be that of a world to construct, to imagine, to dream. In his life as much as in his photographs, Shuwei Liu chases the colour blue to spread it everywhere around him%u2014from the indigo dye that saturates his clothing to his photographs, which capture elements that can only be touched by sight or by the mind. This quest also represents a way to refuse darkness and blindness, to abstract himself from reality not by closing eyes but rather by being on the lookout for fragile and transient moments, where the light gives rise to the imaginary.

The works presented in the exhibition were printed at VU.

The artist would like to thank VU for the great support, in every way.

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