Liang Manqi’s works examine how space, media, and colour convert their relationships between real and virtual contexts in polygonal dimensions. Hovering between abstract and non-abstract, rational and irrational, Liang’s works cannot be defined from a conventional point of view. She creates via her cogitation a series of visual stimulations in the form of individual objects and mindsets, exploring the language embedded within these presentations.
By creating a layered and spatial realm of emotion on flat canvases, Liang utilizes the combination of colour fragments as an exploration of a new three-dimensional space. The continuous regrouping of colours strikes a harmonious balance between image and space. In her newest works, Liang introduces lines into the balance, further enriching the dynamics. The spread of lines into various spatial dimensions results in works of visual appeal and richness.
Liang Manqi (b.1986, Guangdong, China) graduated from the department of Art Education at the China Academy of Art (CAA) in 2009 and obtained her Master of Fine Art degree from the CDK (Chinesisch-Deutshe Kunstakademie) project, a joint degree programme of the University of the Arts, Berlin and the China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, in 2012. She currently lives and works in Shanghai. Her previous exhibitions and projects include: “Dancing Queen: Contemporary Women Artist from Asia” (Cheonan, Korea, 2020), “Lunar Phases” (UCCA, Beijing, China, 2019), “Emocoding - Solo Exhibition” (Shanghai, 2017), “Voice of Asia” (Shanghai, China, 2017), “Fantasy Creator” (chi K11 Art Museum, Shanghai, China, 2017), “Imaginary Practice - Solo Exhibition” (Contemporary by Angela Li, Hong Kong, 2016), “Space in Mind” (Animamix Biennale 2015-2016 Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai, China, 2016), “Expectation” (SVA-NYC Art Platform (SNAP), Shanghai, China, 2016), “Each to His Own: Li Wendong | Wei Xingye Collection Exhibition” (OCAT, Xi‘an, China, 2016), “WE: A Community of Chinese Contemporary Artists” (chi K11 Museum, Shanghai, China, 2016), "Colometry - Solo Exhibition" (Seoul, Korea, 2015), "Inside | Outside - Space Project" (Art Central Hong Kong, Contemporary by Angela Li, Hong Kong, 2015), "Several Objective Relations - Space Project" ( Jeju, Korea, 2014), "Several Objective Relations - Space Project" (Long Museum, Shanghai, 2014).