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Li Xin Li

@lixinliart

Li Xin Li (he/him)

Born 1999, in Guangdong, China. Based in London, UK

 

MA, Contemporary Art Practice

Royal College of Art

2023-2024

BFA with honor, Illustration, Printmaking

Parsons School of Design

2018-2022

I am a painter, animator, and sculptor. 

 

My practice revolves around evidencing the unexplainable and inexpressible. In the creation process, I don’t consciously take inspiration from existing elements but rather allow the assets to come through subconsciously. I always believe that there is more than what we see and what is explained to the world that can not be understood with common means. Things I thought I witnessed, feelings of deja vu, unconscious weaving of memories, and things I thought the world needed to see, are all my aims to realize in a language we can process. My artistic practice is a continuous pursuit of the purest and most impulsive representation of these enigmas, whether it’s a thought, emotion, or experience, and regardless of it being mine or yours. I have the mission to create proof that they exist.

 

I need physical contact with the medium I work with. I believe the creator must be sincere toward the work, to be able to see, touch, smell, hear, and feel the work, so that the information and energy can be conveyed. My guiding principle of creating “art” can be understood through the belief that one cannot simply paint a cloud because they see it – they must feel it. This notion emphasizes my commitment to infusing my artwork with genuine emotion, inviting viewers to connect with the work on a deeper level.

Solo Exhibitions

2024

"Illusions of Being", Amos Eno Gallery, New York, U.S.

2023

"Are You Also A Piece of Meat“, Huiyi Art Space, Guangdong, China

Group Exhibitions

 

2024

"Beyond, and Within The Void", Fitzrovia Gallery, London, UK

2024

"Open Call", Gallery Lock In, The Phony Art Collective, Brighton, UK

2024

CAP Cinema, Genesis Cinema, London, UK

2024

"Ah- Ah?", RCA CAP Studio Gallery, London, UK

2024

"New Born", A Space Gallery, New York, U.S

2024

"Matrix", Virtual space online, Self-published

2024

"Everything Must Go!", Cookhouse Gallery, London, UK
2023

"Magic Hour", Amos Eno Gallery, New York, U.S

2023
"Prophecy of Future Extinction", RCA CAP Studio Gallery, London, UK

2023
"Why Do You Do It?", Boomer Gallery, London, UK

2023
"Encounters", Amos Eno Gallery, New York, U.S.

2023
"Office", iidrr_ Gallery, New York, U.S.

2023

"Pin-up Salon", iidrr_ Gallery, New York, U.S.
2022
Society of Illustration 2022 Anual Exhibition, New York, U.S.
2022

Parsons School of Design Thesis Exhibition, New York, U.S.
2022

MoCCA Art Festival 2022, New York, U.S.
2018
The Scholastic Art&Writing 2018 Hawaii State Show, Honolulu, U.S.
2018

Mid-Pacific Institute MPSA Anual Show, Honolulu, U.S.

Award

2022 

Society of Illustration Student Scholarship Award

2018

The Scholastic Art & Writing Award, 2 Gold Keys & 1 Silver Key

Publication

2023

Aesthetica Magazine, Issue 112

2022

Parsons School of Design Illustration publication 2022

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