Acrylic on Canvas
The death of China’s most prominent political prisoner, Liu Xiaobo, on July 13th, 2017 set off a frenzied effort by government censors to block discussion of his legacy online. However Mr. Liu’s admirers found creative ways to show solidarity and to criticize the government’s ill treatment of China’s only Nobel Peace laureate. One such action, was a very powerful abstract illustrations of Liu Xiaobo and his wife, Liu Xia by Badiucao, one of China’s most prolific political cartoonists who lives in Australia. Some users posted images of Tiananmen Square in Beijing, site of the 1989 protests in which Mr. Liu participated.
This piece, inspired by Badiucao’s illustration is an artist’s expression of hope and the impact it would have on the younger generations of China of such sacrifices Liu Xiaobo, Liu Xia and the likes have made and continue to make.
Born and raised in Nepal, Gyatso Chuteng attended a Tibetan school in India and moved to the US in 2005 to pursue Interior Architecture and Design. He worked at a reputed interior design firm in San Francisco for several years, and now lives in New York where he divides his time between working as a project designer at one of the top interior design firms and creating his own works of art.RETURN TO CATALOG