"The Great Leap" by Liu Dao "The Self-Moving Car" by Liu Dao "Big Ching Strikes Twelve" by Liu Dao "Tutu En Avant" by Liu Dao "The Evening After" by Liu Dao
Previous Next
"The Evening After" by Liu Dao
TITLE "The Evening After" (日出之前)
ARTIST Liu Dao 六岛
MEDIA Oil painting on canvas
DATE Made in island6, Shanghai 2012
SIZE 90(W)×100(H) cm | 35.4(W)×39.3(H) inches

UNCRATED: 9 kg | 20 lb • CRATED: 27 kg | 60 lb


115(W)×106(H)×17(D) cm | 45(W)×42(H)×7(D) inches

EXPOSURE "Across the Waibaidu" at island6 Shanghai
"Need. Want. Hunt" at island6 Hong Kong
CREDITS Xu Yihan 徐义涵 (painting) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction) • Zhang Tian Yi 张天伦 (model) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (camera assistant for visual research) • Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳 (camera for visual research) • Tanguy Laurent (camera assistant for visual research) • Jack Mur (camera assistant for visual research) • Katharina Droste (camera assistant for visual research)

It is the evening after. She is sapped of energy, and feels strangely spent. And yet, as she sucks thoughtfully on her cigarette, a satisfied gleam dances in her eyes. Pre-occupied and completely wrapped up in her hidden pondering, she is unconscious of the viewers' intrusion into her private moment. What she has done, and what she will do next, is a mystery. Nor do these matter. Such small precious pockets of silence and solitude appear and disappear in the span of a few breaths. Here, Liu Dao captures a portrait of the forgotten aftermath, the climb-down from an adrenaline high, and the moment of quiet reflection that seems to elude us more and more in the madcap hustle of our urban existence. [Loo Ching Ling 吕晶琳]

STATUS N/A. Private collection, Amsterdam.
High Resolution Photomore
* This web site, including, but not limited to, text, content, images, photographs, videos, audio, and material of any nature is protected by the ADAGP
island6 is a philanthropic project founded by artists and managed by devoted creative staff. The spirit & driving force behind all of island6's works and art-forward exhibitions is collaboration.
六岛是由艺术家自发创立, 由创作人员管理的公益艺术机构。其精神是为艺术家提供平台并支持各项协作项目。