I began experimenting with systems of order outside my drawings themselves during a frenzied period of photocopying pages of my sketchbooks and covering my studio walls with these animated enlarged images. The systems of order resolved into complex layering and combining a multitude of linear patterns. Painting and drawing from this strategy opened up infinite composition possibilities. Combined with a random selection method, this process significantly removes the ego from my initial steps in beginning each work of art. The patterns, superimposed and joined, gain new meaning and resonance, recreating a complex narrative from the singular ones. Ironically, the end result reflects a curious specificity of place and circumstance, the resulting all over patterns producing fields of energetic references to landscape and emotion laden areas of colours and patterns.
73 Leonard St
New York, NY
The show is a reflection of Liu Bolin's multifaceted and complex view of contemporary society and culture. The critically acclaimed and internationally renowned artist will release the first works of a new series, Hiding in California.