Liu Deng was born in 1979 in Chongqing, he graduated from The Sichuan Fine Arts Institute and he is now based in Beijing. He exhibited his work across China and overseas, especially in Sweden; some of his pieces joined the Suzhou Museum collection and privates western collections. By Growing up with an electrician father that he helped sometimes, Liu Deng became obsessed with wires, cables and grides. His artistic practice evolves considerably when he realises that he can work in 2D with ink and painting and retrace those big wires nod.
There is no speech that can be held with Liu Deng work, just the honesty of the movement is to contemplate. The complexity and the repetition of his patterns of knots also have a certain therapeutic aspect :
« Liu Deng’s paintings stand in front of us in their structure and in their presence, hiding nothing, referring nothing, implying nothing, refusing an explicit causality beyond the artist’s necessity to act and his feeling “comfortable”, “shufu”, just by engaging in the gestures that bring them into existence. We can like them or not, project meaning onto them or not, or criticize them, but they will remain mute and present. There is no attempt to seduce us or to manipulate our perception, just their presence. » Alessandro Rolandi, Beijing, 2015.