Though Liu Chunhai (刘纯海) lives and works in Beijing, his large format prints capture the frosty world of his home province, Heilongjiang. Amidst a tangible chill and blanketed snow, he presents the inhabitants of China’s northernmost province as fragile against the immensity of nature. Each mark is deliberate, each color used sparingly, employing a quality of negative space so intrinsic to Chinese artistic tradition. Liu Chunhai attended the Harbin Teacher Training School, has participated in solo and group exhibitions, and is collected worldwide.
When I think of art I think of beauty. Beauty is the mystery of life. It is not in the eye it is in the mind. - Agnes Martin