• The Prophecy of Malevich, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 70x80cm
  • KO (Work Sets You Free), 2018, acrylic on canvas, 70x90cm
  • "Gan" Day and Night, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 100x80cm
  • The number of corrupt officials this year is especially high, eh sure is, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 80x100cm
  • Burn Witches 2, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 60x50cm
  • Difficult Negotiation and Trade, 2018, acrylic on canvas, 200x155cm
  • Rule and Plunder, 2018acrylic on fabric, 176x233cm
  • Burn Witches, 2018, acrylic on fabric, 242x250cm
  • Untitled (Corrupt Officials and Waterfall), 2018, acrylic on fabric, 228x297cm, LGH0654

Liao Guohe

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1977 Born in Calcutta, India

2001 Graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB, Mechanical Drafting.
Currently lives and works in Changsha, Hunan, China

Liao Guohe, born in 1977, has recently relocated his studio to Beijing. His works were the subject of solo exhibitions at Beijing Minsheng Art Museum in 2016 and Sifang Art Museum in 2014. He has participated in group shows include, Drawing Pogo at Taikang Space (2017), Le Grand Balcon: La Biennale de Montreal at the Musée Contemporaine de Montreal, Canada (2016); A Hundred Years of Shame – Songs of Resistance and Scenarios for Chinese Nations, Para Site, Hong Kong (2015).  

Known for the fictitious, irreverent, and often satirical approach of making perverse, bold and even offensive images, Liao Guohe draws an array of subject matters that is unspeakable to the point of requiring “self-censorship”, into his paintings. Among his latest artworks, Liao focuses particularly on the macroscopic issues of Chinese politics and society.

Among them, the notion of “justice” has been one of Liao Guohe’s central themes, and Liao’s multi-faceted visual presentations of this very notion in his work continue to challenge the threshold of moral and ethical values. Moreover, Liao Guohe has become increasingly keen on playing with the subtlety and discrepancy between the written words and letters and the visual components of the painting. This is also a central device in deciphering the semantics and its relationship to visual representation.

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018

BURN WITCHES, New York

 

2017

Devil Empire, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China

 

2016

Ten Thousand Houses, Beijing Minsheng Art Museum, Beijing

 

2014
Satisfaction Guaranteed, Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing, China

Instant Morality, BANK, Shanghai, China

 

2013
Bananas Eggplants Meat Patties, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China

 

2012
Popular Painting, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018

On Paper, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China

 

2016

La Biennale de Montreal, Canada

 

2015
Jing Shen - The act of painting in contemporary China, PAC Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
Drawing•Art of Re-Zuo, Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts, Nanjing
A Hundred Years of Shame – Songs of Resistance and Scenarios for Chinese Nations, PARA SITE, Hong Kong

 

2014
Ministry of Truth II: The Factitious and its Realm, Boers-Li Gallery, Beijing, China
Conscious - 12 Views on Painting, Tang Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

 

2013
The Overlapping Reflection - Zhujiajiao Contemporary Art Exhibition, Shanghai, China
Paint(erly), Shanghai, China

 

2011
19 Solo Shows about Painting/ Shameless, Platform Beijing, China

 

2010
Relative to the Naive Art Style, Fine Arts Literature Art Center, Wuhan, China

 

2005
Amsterdam Erotic Art Exhibition, Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

2001
Tennessee Catharine Molding Festival, Tennessee, USA