A white butterfly with spread wings rests on a leaf. The soft, dim light is coming from the right side and accentuates the fine segments of the wings. Liu Xiaofeng...
A white butterfly with spread wings rests on a leaf. The soft, dim light is coming from the right side and accentuates the fine segments of the wings.
Liu Xiaofeng is a contemporary painter from Hubei Province, China (1976). She is known for her black and white series *Body and Butterfly.
Liu Xiaofeng chooses subjects for her paintings that evoke luxury and erotic. Her staged still lives of the series Body show female beauty and allurement. Her series Butterflyseems to be a metaphor of the series Body. The images of butterflies are painted in an enlarged scale. In this way there remains a distance between the painted world and the world of the viewer. By using a color palette that only includes white, grey and black Liu Xiaofeng highlights the stylised character of her work. The predominant dark tones of her series Butterfly create a night atmosphere and emphasize the white patterns of the butterfly wings.
Her oeuvre represents a self-confident young Chinese generation. Liu Xiaofeng makes a link to the Chinese erotic paintings of the 18th century but translates them to contemporary society.