Ziqian Liu

  • Selected Works

    Mirrors

    There are two main themes in Ziqian's work. The first theme is about the symbiosis between human beings and nature. To some extent, it can be said that human beings and the rest of the natural world are equal - we live in the same world, breathing the same air, mutual tolerance. In her work she tries to find a state of harmony between humans and nature, full of peace and emotion, because, in this state of symbiosis, beauty will be most embodied.
    The second theme is about perspective. Things we are familiar with often remain in a fixed image, but what she is trying to convey through her work is to look at the same thing from different angles to disclose different findings. This is not only for things but also for understanding others and our hearts.
    On the other hand her deepest desire is for symmetry and perfect order, both in the appearance of things and in the patterns of human interaction, but this is too idealistic, afterall, society is not balanced, some imperfections make it real. In her work, the image in the mirror represents the idealized world she wishes to live in, and the integration with the outside is just a reminder to respect and recognize the imbalance in the real world, but also to adhere to the order and principles of our hearts.
    In her work, she wishes to give the audience a small world that is calm but not flat. She wants to show women outside their soft and delicate and inner strength. This is one of her expectations. One reason she chooses self-portrait is because it is the best way for her to communicate with herself and to get to know herself better.
    The other reason is that she wishes to slow down time, to integrate

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  • Biography

    Biography

    China , 1990

    Born in 1990 in China, graduated from the University of Technology Sydney in 2015, started photography in 2018, based in Shanghai.
    All of her work is a self-portrait. In her work, she combines her body, plants, and mirror images, constantly exploring the balanced state of peaceful coexistence between humans and nature. In terms of visual presentation, she is keen to create quiet images with a sense of rigor and order. Her works intentionally rarely show her face because she wants the viewer to imagine that the body in the picture can be anyone. Different viewers will have different perceptions of her works, which is what she finds most interesting and exciting about photography.
    She collaborated with AtelierCologne, Chopard, Huawei, etc. She was interviewed by and published articles on the art platforms Featureshoot, PLAYBOY, ELLE China, Visualatelier8, etc.
    Exhibitions:
    Paris, 17-18-19 May 2019 Ethereal: A Daily Poetry ·international photo expo
    Hong kong,29 March to 28 April 2019, Exhibition of Photography in Reality and Instagram Continuum.
    London & Rome, 30th of July 2020, House of the Rising Light, Dorothy Circus Gallery

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