Viewing Liu Ding’s works is like visiting a pure, futuristic “lab” that is full of texture. When you enter Liu Ding’s world, you will discover that all common and familiar materials end up appearing unusual. Liu Ding’s sensitivity towards and obsession with texture enables him to toy with raw materials and end products. By transforming the physical existence and texture of an object, he plays games with our usual experiences like a magician.
Liu Ding’s work was recently shown at China Power Station: Part 1, an off-site Serpenite Gallery exhibition of contemporary Chinese video, sound and installation art co-produced by The Red Mansion Foundation at Battersea Power Station.