Crystal Liu Explores Unseen and Intangible Forces in The Fog
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Canadian artist Crystal Liu showcases 13 new works on paper, constructing landscapes as metaphors for the unseen and intangible forces that drive human beings from within.
Working with materials such as metallic pigments, custom-made marbleised paper, gouache and ink, Crystal Liu started her latest series of works with a colour palette inspired by mother of pearl. She paired it with multiple clusters of opaque greyscale dots that build up and manifest the protagonist of her new exhibition: The Fog.
At times, the fog appears thick, impenetrable and never-ending. But it also passes through swiftly, like an uninvited guest. The fog both obscures and reveals parts of the landscape where camellia flowers are found floating peacefully on the waters, shimmering stars huddling together near the mountains and braving the crashing waves. Together with other characters such as birch trees, weeping willows, the stars and the moon, they depict tales of familial love, memory and hope.
The Canadian artist majored in photography at the Ontario College of Art and Design, and received an MFA in New Genres at the San Francisco Art Institute in 2005. Her works have been featured in public and private collections internationally including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Microsoft and the Progressive Art Collection.