With a quite free and tolerant education full of literature and art (both Eastern and Western), Chinese painter Liu Ye grew up learning stories. His grandmother told many, which attracted kids from all over, who gathered around her with expectation; his father was a professional writer and asked for his family's advice every time he wrote something. This is probably why his current exhibition is titled Storytelling
. Held at the beautifully restored building Prada Rong Zhai
in Shanghai until January 20, Liu Ye presents a series of paintings spanning almost thirty years of his career, characterized by his quest for beauty, and inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s tales, Piet Mondrian, and Eastern characters.