Jimmy Liao’s exhibition ‘Murmurs in the Studio’ opens at Eslite Gallery

幾米,囈語呢喃,2021,壓克力顏料、水彩、油性簽字筆/紙,38.5 x 57 cm

TAIPEI (The China Post) — Everyone needs to cheer up these days amid the pandemic. 

Jimmy Liao’s new exhibition “Murmurs in the Studio,” for instance, is a solid remedy for this issue from now until March 31 at Eslite Gallery in Taipei. 

The poster of “Murmurs in the Studio” (Courtesy of Eslite Gallery)

More than 90 pieces of works are on display, including some paintings revealed for the first time and a series created during the SARS outbreak called “Thank You, Furry Bunny, for a Wonderful Afternoon.” 

幾米,失樂園-繃帶馬,2005,壓克力顏料、水彩、油性簽字筆/紙,39 x 57.5 cm (圖|誠品畫廊)

The furry bunny series depicts those who escaped from an abandoned city swallowed by the plague

Years later, a little girl, who has become an old lady, is reunited with her furry bunny in the deserted zoo. 

The furry bunny wakes up the sleeping little girl in the old lady’s heart, experiencing a charming sweet dream. 

幾米,藍色心境,壓克力顏料、水彩、油性簽字筆/紙,27 x 33 cm

What’s more? The exhibition features the monochromatic black-and-white paintings created with Sharpie markers, acrylics and watercolors. 

There is no direct reference to death or loss in the picture, but the emotional expressions are portrayed through the delicate arrangement of scenes. 


Jimmy LIAO – Murmurs in the Studio 
Date: March 5 – March 31, 2021 
Location : Eslite Gallery 
Opening time: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Tuesday – Saturday)