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Mao Lizi was born in Shanghai, China in 1950. Though he was initially a self-taught painter, Mao received a Master of Arts degree from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing and now lives and works between Paris and Beijing. In 1991 he was Awarded First Place at the International Art Exhibition in Paris. Working across multiple disciplines, Mao is known for his paintings, design work and architecture. He is also known as a pioneer of the Chinese avant-garde movement. His work has been exhibited widely in China and other countries, including France, the US and Portugal. He’s well known for the simplicity of his paintings, which look like magnified, inky dots. They usually highlight the space surrounding the painting, drawing the viewer into a kind of meditative contemplation.
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