Chinese ceramic artist born in 1974 in Jiangxi province and specifically in Dezhen Jin, a village which is the producer of the royal china porcelain for hundreds of years. He learned the art of ceramics alongside the Grand Master Qin Xiling. Unlike the work of his master, more traditional, Li Lihong gives a contemporary touch to his work. Therefore, he uses the influences of contemporary society, Mac Donald, Nike, and the Apple Logo. He confronts the tradition by choosing ceramics and modernity through these representations. Li Lihong succeeds in mixing Western and Eastern world while expressing the ease with which China is able to appropriate the great names of Western consumer culture. He currently teaches the work of Chinese porcelain at University Fudan Shanghai.
"Nourished by a tradition, surrounded by the largest ceramics of China, Li Lihong dream from a young age to be a great potter, like his illustrious ancestor and his guide, the grand master Qin Xiling, while giving his works a touch of modern. Internalizing all the influences of contemporary society, of advertising on consumer culture (with the arrival in China in the 80 major companies such as Coca Cola or McDonald's), he reproduced in quality ceramics ancestral porcelain and the confrontation between tradition and modernity and the encounter between West and East. With the help of the most experienced Chinese ceramics, Li Lihong managed this amazing blend of minimalist forms, lines, geometric or curved to overcome the limitations of traditional ceramics. With these elements of daily life, he expresses his plastic language change in Chinese society and its capacity of assimilation of various cultures in which it faces. "Beili Wang.
AMONG HIS MANY ACHIEVEMENTS AND EXHIBITIONS
2008 Loft Gallery in Paris (France)
Art Gallery 2007 Labor in Shanghai (China). Series "Apple"
2006 Shanghai Biennale "Hyper Design", Shanghai Art Museum
2005 International Biennial of Art in Beijing (China).
Annual International Biennial World Ceramics in Icheon (Korea).
"The New Ceramic Speech" exhibition of young Chinese ceramics artists in the Museum of Art Guandgong in Guangzhou (China)
Collective Exhibition of Young Artists of Fine Arts at Shanghai (China)
Cup Ron Yue Gu San "Dragon Shape The World" at Shanghai (China)
2004 "The deviation" art exhibit of contemporary ceramics in Jingdezhen
Meetings Art Pottery Chinese and Korean in Shanghai (China)