Seaside Compositions

Kai Liu

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PROJECT STATEMENT

Seaside Compositions is a painting exhibition by Kai Liu that celebrates the dynamic interplay between land, sea, plants, and sky through semi-abstract art. This collection showcases eight paintings that depict the intricate layers of coastal landscapes, blurring the lines between reality and imagination. Inspired by rugged coastlines and serene shores, each piece captures the visual complexity of the seaside. The bold brushstrokes, textured layers, and vibrant hues reflect the ever-changing moods of the coastal environment, creating a visual symphony that resonates with nature.

ARTIST BIO

Kai Liu is a Chinese-Canadian artist based in Vancouver, BC, renowned for his expressive portrayals of landscapes. Utilizing painting, printmaking, and mixed media, Liu explores the intricate interplay between observed nature and imaginative imagery. Born and raised in China, Liu honed his artistic skills through rigorous training in academic drawing, painting, and traditional Chinese art. His journey led him to Canada, where he initially worked as a graphic designer in Ontario. Eventually, he found his artistic home in Vancouver, BC, where he pursued printmaking at Langara College. Liu furthered his education with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) from Emily Carr University. Liu’s work has been exhibited across Canada, including a feature in the 2023 Art Rental and Sales Program at the Vancouver Art Gallery. His unique blend of cultural influences and artistic disciplines continues to captivate and inspire audiences.

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