Li Shurui is showing her latest large space painting installation by 106 pieces of paintings. As the exhibition title suggests, this new piece tries to fully present the many characteristics of Li Shurui’s art practice, and will particularly be an important breakthrough in the practice of the concept of space.
Li Shurui has started to work on “light”-themed pieces since 2005. These visual illusion planes constructed with air-brushed colorful spots remind viewers of a way of life of the subculture, and the phrase “beat around the bush” could vaguely express the life experience related to this visual effect. However, when the body shrinks inwardly into the dimension of flesh, its freedom obtains an unprecedented assertion, achieving a reversed self-recognition. Therefore, the vision in Li Shurui’s art is not only an optical characterization reflected on the retinas, but also something drifting in the endless void external world, connected to desire and destination.
Li Shurui was born in 1981 in Chongqing, Sichuan Province and graduated from Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts in 2004. Currently lives and works in Beijing.