Liu Xiaodong’s work focuses subtly, yet forcefully on the deeply rooted convergence of social and environmental moments in our contemporary life. Liu Xiaodong (b. 1963) is regarded as one of the leading figurative painters of the “New Generation” of 1990s’ Contemporary Chinese Realism and one of China’s foremost artists. Although he is a key figure of that generation, his unique practice is considerably different from, and much more complex than that of the other painters in the group. He sees and depicts humanity in our ever-evolving world with a universal perspective on global transformation, not with a China-centric perspective.