Liu Di’s Surreal Multimedia Art: Break with Convention
Why We Recommend it
The otherworldly artist’s first show in Hong Kong debuts two 3D animation videos alongside recent photo works.
Liu Di’s work with 3D digital video and related techniques focuses on themes long pursued in his photo works; namely, critiquing the conflicting relationship between nature and human society. Abnormal growth underlies Liu Di’s work – an inevitable byproduct of hyper-fast economies fuelled by widespread urbanization.
With subtle humour and science fiction-like stylizing, the artist manages to pay homage to traditional landscape photography and nature photography. His subjects “pose” in peculiar visions of a sci-fi-meets-magical-realism world where nothing and no one is entirely normal or healthy.