Li Shurui, High Light: Splendor Worn Thin in the Recess of Time
Opening date: Jan 31, 2021
Closing date: Apr 10, 2021
Schedule: ue - Sun 10 am - 6 pm | Mon closed
Tickets: Paid admission
Location: Long Museum West Bund
Address: Xuhui District, 3398 Longteng Avenue, West Bund
Light, its potential, its way of interacting with painting and its various nuances are, for Li Shurui - young artist who divides his time between chaotic Shanghai and the more subdued Dali - the central focus of his systematic explorations. The first museum exhibition for the artist follows his favorite themes and offers large abstract installations, mostly pointy geometric configurations on the edge of painting and sculpture or, as contrast, curvy and floral-like creations. Each work represents a phase of the artistic journey of Li Shurui - from the cataloguing of colour and its interaction with light in the 10-metre acrylic work Deep White, to the interaction between architecture, light and desire in Age of Prosperity and then Pixels of The Images That Represent Eras, a site-specific work that combines ink and mineral painting on rice paper with its marbled effect, as well as various other acrylic works. The spectator is invited to enter the universe of the artist, as well as reflect on the interaction between nature (the black and white background) and technology, that which the colours of the canvas seek to represent throughout the various phases of human evolution.