Born in 1970 in Shanxi, China, Liu Ruo Wang creates art that touches on an immense array of cultural elements, while still remaining firmly rooted in a personal journey through time and struggles. Turning a childhood of myth and folklore into a representation of the Chinese spirit, the artist chooses to glorify ordinary man in an emblem of solidarity, tying together bands of soldiers in distinctly Eastern colour, texture and form. A coalescence of nostalgia and tribute, the artist immortalizes his roots, while subtly addressing conceptual trails into the history and significance that form the rich heritage behind the industrialized modernity of his people. Widely established and exhibited, the artist’s works are collected by numerous prestigious institutions in China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, France, Italy, New Zealand and the USA.
He appreciates the spirit of the Chinese people – solemn and stirring, honest and simple, with an energetic nature.