Yen Sheng Liu
Liu Yunsheng’s artistic profile
▫️Born in Laizhou City, Shandong Province in 1937, graduated from Shandong Art Institute in 1963, majoring in oil painting.
His works mainly depict the culture and life of Tibetan people in Tibet, China. His works have won gold medals in national exhibitions and consecutive gold medals for watercolor paintings in Sichuan Province.
He has exhibited many pieces abroad, and his works have been exhibited in France, the United States, Japan, Upper Volta, Hong Kong and other places.
The state-published historical books “Information Manual of the People’s Republic of China”, “Chinese Literature and Art Department”, “Celebrity Dictionary” and “Chinese Artists Association Member Dictionary” all have detailed records.
Among the top ten marshals in oil paintings, the portrait of Marshal Xu Xiangqian was made by him. He is now a member of the Chinese Artists Association, a national first-class artist, and a very influential watercolor figure painter in China.
▫️Master Liu Yunsheng is a national first-class artist in China. At the age of 86, he has been diligently cultivating his art field and has made brilliant achievements in watercolor art. In 2013, 2016, and 2020, he won the world gold medal three times. He is an Asian artist in the international art world. , an extremely rare achievement.
Master Liu Yunsheng’s works mainly express Tibetan people, especially in portraits and figure paintings, and his description of Tibetan people has been deeply recognized. The Art of Watercolour, an internationally renowned watercolor magazine, has reported in-depth on Liu Yunsheng’s watercolor art and introduced many works for three consecutive issues. It can be seen that his works are exquisite in technique and moving in content, and can arouse universal resonance.
In order to express the Tibetan people in depth, Master Liu Yunsheng retired from the national defense unit in his 60s and went to remote areas such as Tibet, Qinghai, and Yushu grasslands more than 20 times. During this period, regardless of hardships, he ate, lived and worked with Tibetans on the spot. Tongxi has won the trust and friendship of the Tibetan people, so it can truly and vividly express the life of the Tibetan people. Its pictures are filled with a sunny and upward spirit, showing the original nature of human nature without interference from the outside world, and praising the struggle of human beings for survival. The simple virtue of labor.
In Liu Yunsheng’s watercolor portraits, the characters reflected in the picture are not just simple records of physical characteristics, but a cultural image that is different from modern consumer society, as well as the desire and pursuit of this culture. In this way, Liu Yunsheng’s watercolor portraits not only advance the expressive power of traditional watercolor painting technically, but also break away from the basic paradigm of Tibetan-themed figure painting in terms of cultural connotation and observation methods, thus forming his own unique style.