Dapeng Liu is an artist living and painting in Sydney, Australia. He works primarily in oil and is spiritually attracted to landscape, portrait and figure painting. A key theme Dapeng has been defining since 2014 aims at transposing to canvas a dialogue between the East and the West, across temporal and spatial worlds, for the eye to interpret.
He was a finalist in the 2014 Archibald Prize. His painting Portrait of Yin Cao on Blue-and-Green Landscape was highly commended and selected as one of the six paintings in the judges’ final shortlist. Among a range of media articles, this painting has consistently attracted positive reviews.
Most of the landscapes that Dapeng has been creating since mid-2014 have been taken into private collections. Since 2008, he has also produced a number of portraits, including one of Yin Cao, curator of Chinese art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales; Dame Marie Bashir, former Governor of New South Wales; Sir Arvi Parbo, former chairman of BHP Billiton; Dr. Thomas Berghuis, curator of contemporary Chinese art at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. All of these portraits are now held in the collections of the subjects of the paintings.