Li Shurui

FIELD MEETING
October 27th, 2014 New York City

Beijing-based Li Shurui discussed her approach to abstraction as anything but about pure, optical forms, but rather as heavily mediated by the surrounding political climate, pollution, and dynamics within the local art community in Heiqiao.

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Bio – Li Shurui (Beijing)
Landscape is reduced to the abstract, and the abstract to sheer light. And the light is the passion of the Op-artist Li Shurui (b. 1981 in Chongqing, China). Stemming from her first a few abstract pieces that documented the mesmerizing illuminations in urban nightlife, Li Shurui’s paintings keep portraying the lights that she encounters and envisions. Phenomenal and fleeting, the polar light is the most spectacular of all kinds, Li comments. Her large-scale pixel painting Polar Lights # 6 (2010) is the artist’s response to the natural phenomenon in our digital time, while her Light of the Sky (#3 and #4, 2011) continues her exploration in the optical and psychedelic effects that have been central to her painting. Li Shurui graduated from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute. She has exhibited at various institutions and galleries, such as Today Art Museum Beijing, James Cohan Gallery Shanghai, PKM Gallery Beijing, etc. She is included in the new edition of Vitamin P: New Perspectives in Painting (Phaidon Press).

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Li Shurui’s participation in FIELD MEETING was supported by AIKE-DELLARCO Gallery

Image Courtesy of Li Shurui and Aike-Dellarco Gallery