White Monkey Inside the Black Space

oil //
157 x 198 x cm - Unframed // 2019

Artwork description

Oil in canvas Li’s new paintings include the figure of the monkey—alone, in pairs, in small family units, or set beside portrayals of his childhood self.

Artist biography

Through his decades of work, he has amassed a straightforward, subtle, and sensitive visual record of multiple generations of people, who have lived through momentous transitions in China’s history, including independence from colonial rule, the Cultural Revolution, and rapid modernization.

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