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Taiwan illustrator Jimmy Liao showcased in Spain

Oct 20. 2019
Jimmy Liao's works are displayed in Museo ABC under the exhibition title
Jimmy Liao's works are displayed in Museo ABC under the exhibition title "The Essential and the Invisible." (Museo ABC)
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By The China post
Carol Kan

Taiwan favorite illustrator Jimmy Liao (幾米) is showcasing his artworks in Madrid, Spain from October to January 2020.

The exhibition, titled “The Essential and the Invisible,” is co-organized by the Spain museum Museo ABC, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Spain and Jimmy S.P.A. Plus Co., Ltd.

A Madrid museum has launched an art exhibition displaying artworks by Taiwan illustrator Jimmy Liao (幾米) from October to January next year.

This is the first time the original artworks of Liao, one of the most beloved illustrators in Taiwan, are showcased in Spain.

Liao, 60, has written more than 60 books that have been published across the world. He has sold more than 10 million copies in Taiwan and China, according to Museo ABC, including “Turn Left, Turn Right” and “When the Moon Forget.”

Liao’s work “When the Moon Forget.” (Museo ABC)

Liao is best known for his illustrated books for adults. As a leukemia survivor, Liao devoted his philosophy in the book with simple messages and whimsical images.

“Liao leads readers to think about life and love by exploring the imaginary of the world he created with evocative illustrations,” the Ministry of Culture wrote.

The exhibition creates a Liao’s universe with 174 artworks. “With sensitivity and creativity he depicts beautiful stories about human feelings,” according to Museo ABC.

The art exhibition started on Oct. 9 and will end on Jan. 26, 2019.

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