Born in 1977 in Shaanxi province. After completing his graduation program study in CAFA (China Central Academy of Fine Arts) in 2005, he received recognition from many institutions and his works were then represented in private, public and corporate collections around the world. His works are deeply rooted in Chinese cultural and historical context (eg. The East is Red, People Series, Melody or Original Sin). His works include sculptures and paintings. In 2011 and 2012, Liu's works were shown in the National Museum of China, China National Art Museum and other museums throughout China. In 2013 his works were exhibited at the South Korean Parliament for the purpose of cultural exchange. One of his sculpture installations, Wolves Coming, originally shown in Beijing's 798 Art District, was moved in 2012 to Queenstown in New Zealand, as part of Sir Michael Hill's private collection.
Ape-man looking up into the sky symbolizes the springing up of ancient civilization; today, high civilization brings advanced material culture, yet the nature we live on is being damaged unceasingly. The perplexed eyesight and innocent face of ape-man reveals the desire to correct all of these faults and to step towards a brighter future. The title originates from my sense of social reality. I express my upset towards the deviated part in the ocean of civilization we live in with this series of works and appeal for more attention to beautiful things.