Liv Chun’s Design.
Liv Chun is a designer. She works for the theater, studios and private clients as costume and stage designer. She draws and paints in her spare time.
Her drawings are mainly composed of portraits, plants, animals and all kinds of pattern. Besides traditional materials such as pencils and watercolors, she likes to mix different materials to give form to her art, such as gold leaves, ink, texture pigments, technical pens, gouache and so on…
The expressions of the female figures are ethereal, but the details within the scenes are abundant. She fulfills the moral of her arts with the unspecific transformation of certain patterns, inviting people into deeper thoughts.
Due to her background in stage design, she likes to show space’s flexibility in stage design through her arts, creating several dimensions within one simple page. Even though some of her works are black and white, the light, tones and shades speak for themselves! Moreover, her works contain surrealist and profound meanings. Her liberal use of traditional oriental tools such as ink, Chinese painting, calligraphy, Japanese Enso and old Kimono patterns… make her art works carry a fantastic power dotted with oriental charm. Her works do not try to reconstruct reality; it is a study of the world, human nature, emotions, sensual experiences and moods.
Her inspiration comes from dreams, natural sciences, human history, surrealism and her everyday life in Rennes, France. Different inspirations bring different themes into her works. Yet, the theatre remains the mainspring of her arts, the most important source of inspiration and spiritual experiences, as both a viewer and a designer, the first directly influencing the topics of her works, making her works tell a story.