Chinese Star- Gloden LI LIHONG

  • Dimensions : 38 × 38 × 4 cm
  • Year : 2007
  • Material : Ceramic
  • Signature : Hand-signed
  • Editions : Unique work

900.00 inc. Vat

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ABOUT ARTIST

A skillful Chinese ceramic artist, Li Lihong comes indeed from a village well-known for the production of the Royal china porcelain for hundreds of years, where he learned the art of ceramics alongside the Grand Master Qin Xiling. Li Lihong gives a contemporary touch to traditionally painted china, mimicking the shapes of recognizable brands’ logos. His statement is univocal and strong : Western consumerism, in a globalised form, has become integrated into Chinese culture which is in struggle to preserve its integrity and savoir-faire.

However, the tedious and difficult process of production and the fine detailing on the painted glazes counter this blatancy. Li Lihong explores this contrast, a very contemporary Chinese attitude toward the traditional arts. Moreover, the frailty of his artworks and the preciousness of their material add another contrast to the cheapness and ephemerality of mass production and consumption.