LI CHANGLONG

Biographie

Né en 1975 à Guizhou dans le sud-est de la Chine, Li Changlong est diplômé de la Southwest University en 1999. Professeur à l’Académie des Beaux-Arts de Chengdu depuis 2002, il vit et travaille à Pékin.

En 2009, il début un projet de « mise en scène » de son atelier. Doté d’une grande maîtrise des techniques de figuration et de composition, Li s’attache à créer dans ses œuvres du lien entre réalité et fiction. Souvent basées sur des faits divers, ses créations dénoncent sur la toile toute l’absurdité de la société révélée par la tension théâtrale de ses compositions. Elles sont de véritables compositions scéniques exprimant toute la profondeur de la psychologie de l’artiste, d’une qualité photographique saisissante pour le spectateur.

Li Changlong a commencé à exposer ses œuvres dès 1999 au Sichuan, une région notable pour le développement de l’art contemporain chinois. Ses talents de « scénographe » lui permettent par la suite d’être invité à exposer dans de prestigieuses institutions à Pékin, Shanghai ou Hong Kong, ainsi qu’à la Memories and Imagination Abermale Gallery à Londres.


COMMENTAIRE 

« J’essaie d’utiliser des couleurs intenses, des segmentations géométriques rigides et pseudo-spatiales pour contraster avec la virtualité et l’absurdité présentes dans la société. »

Expositions

EXPOSITIONS PERSONNELLES 

2018
Offshore: Li Changlong, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Pékin, Chine

2016
Li Changlong Solo Exhibition, Ginkbo Art Centre, Pékin, Chine

2009
Every Step - Varied View, Wall Art Museum, Pékin, Chine

2007
This is Not My Landscape, Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, Chine


EXPOSITIONS COLLECTIVES 

2020
Light Profoundness: The Worldlet of East Asian Artists, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Pékin, Chine

2019
Art 021 Contemporary Art Fair, Shanghai Exhibition Centre, Shanghai, Chine

2018
Déjà vu: Painting as the Art of Signification, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Pékin, Chine
Westbund 2018 Art Fair, West Bund Art Centre, Shanghai, Chine

2017
Benevolence of Art, Hive Center for Contemporary Art, Shenzhen, Chine
Unbounded, Casa del Mantegna, Mantoue, Italie

2015
Eyes: China’s New Paintings in the Post-Financial Crisis Era, Frances Taylor Foundation, Liverpool, Royaume-Uni
Eyes: China’s New Paintings in the Post-Financial Crisis Era, Yangtze River Museum of Contemporary Art, Chongqing, Chine
Contemporary Southwest Art Exhibition, Guizhou Tianhai Art Museum, Guiyang, Chine

2014
Eyes: China's New Paintings in the Post-Financial Crisis Era, Poly Art Museum, Pékin, Chine
Social Landscape – Scenario Narrative, Donghu Park Exhibition Hall, Chengdu, Chine
Art Frontier – Contemporary Art Exhibition, Songzhuang Art Museum, Pékin, Chine
Thought: Unfinished Painting Exhibition, 5 Art Center, Pékin, Chine
Little Logic: Language Coding and Discourse Expression of Contemporary Art, Fang Grassland Art Festival, Pékin, Chine
70/80 – La mutation générationnelle de l'art contemporain chinois, Galerie Loft, Paris, France
Xinjiang International Art Biennale, Xinjiang International Convention & Exhibition Center, Urumqi, Chine

2013
Art Sanya 2013 International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Yalong Bay, Sanya, Chine
Huhuhu Downhill – Wang Huaxiang Teacher and Students Exhibition, Jiu Gallery, Pékin, Chine
To Youth – Reconsideration and Reconstruction, Beijing Manai Grassland Art, Pékin, Chine
Urban Anecdotes – Li Changlong, Liu Xintao and Wu Yiqiang, Art Experience Gallery, Hong Kong, Chine
Breathing Freely – Chinese Contemporary Masters Exhibition in Tokyo, China Cultural Center, Tokyo, Japon
Yearning – Chinese Contemporary Artists Invitation Exhibition of Rome Culture 2013, Egyptian Cultural Office, Rome, Italie
Retrospect and Reconstruction – Chinese Contemporary Young Artists Exhibition, Manet Museum, Pékin, Chine

2012
Asked in Tao: Ma Yiping Arts Education 50th Anniversary, Winshare Art Museum, Chengdu, Chine
Recoding – Rhetoric and Narrative Recontruction, World Art Musuem, Pékin, Chine
Art Frontier Contemporary Art Exhibition, Songzhuang Art Museum, Pékin, Chine
Art Ordos Contemporary, Ordos Convention Center, Ordos, Chine
Contemporary Chinese Painting Masters, Shandong Art Museum, Shangdong, Chine
International Exhibition of Contemporary Arts, Nest Art Center, Chengdu, Chine

2011
Sociological Landscape, First Suzhou Jinji Lake Biennale, Basel Contemporary Art Museum, Suzhou, Chine
China – Memories and Imagination, Albemarle Gallery, Londres, Royaume-Uni
Water Stains On The Wall – The Carrier Of Formation, Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, Chine
Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu, Chine
Chongqing International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Yu’ao International Art Center, Chongqing, Chine
Chengdu Biennale – Representation of Realistic Art, Chengdu Modern Art Museum, Chengdu, Chine
City Scape As Mirage, Shanghai Yuehu Art Museum, Shanghai, Chine

2010
Invisible Wings, Times Art Museum, Pékin, Chine
Research Representational Painting, Times Art Museum, Pékin, Chine
Reshaping History: Chinart from 2000 to 2009, Today Art Museum, Pékin, Chine
Red Storm – Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede, Pays-Bas

2009
Experience/Gorgeous – Chinese Contemporary Art Exhibition, Pékin, Chine
Histoire Récente, Château Latour, France
First Chongqing Biennale for the Young Artists, Chongqing International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Chongqing, Chine
Reflecting Light, Zhejiang West Lake Art Gallery & Beijing Wall Art Museum, Chine

2008
Sketch and Plainsong – Drawing Exhibition of He Duoling, Pang Maokun, Zhong Biao and Li Changlong, Chengdu, Chine
Future Sky, Today Art Museum, Pékin, Chine
People? History – Exhibition of Chinese Art Studies in the 20th Century, CAFA Art Museum, Pékin, Chine
Art Contemporary of Southwest Power, Shanghai, Shenzhen & Chengdu, Chine
Convergence and Self-Sustaining, J.P. Art Centre, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Shadowy Landscape, Pékin, Chine
Multiple Perspective – Eleven Chinese Contemporary Artists Exhibition, You Gallery, Pékin, Chine
5.4 + 5.6 Chinese and French Contemporary Art Exhibition, Shanghai Basel Contemporary Art Museum, Chine & Palais des Nations, Marseille, France
Korea International Art Fair, Séoul, Corée du Sud
Asia International Contemporary Art Exhibition, Asia World-Expo, Hong Kong, Chine
Art Amsterdam 2008, Amsterdam, Pays-Bas
The Second 54 International Young Art Festival, 798, Pékin, Chine
Arte Fiera – International Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Bologne, Italie

2007
Transparent Puzzle, Tibet Museum, Lhasa, Tibet
SH Contemporary – Exhibition of Young Artists (Asia), Shanghai World Trade Centre, Shanghai, Chine
New Power, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, Chine

2006
New Power, China – Contemporary Art Biennale, Shanghai & Pékin, Chine

2005
Post-human Report, Chengdu, Chine

2004
Ten-brick, Chengdu, Chine

2003
Third Chinese Oil Painting Exhibition, The National Art Museum of China, Pékin, Chine
Works of Teachers in Chengdu Academy of Fine Arts, Sichuan Art Museum, Chengdu, Chine

1999
Ninth National Exhibition – Sichuan Section, Sichuan Art Museum, Chengdu, Chine