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.
“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” - Aristotle