LiFang - Publisher Skira - Ouvrage relié - 160 pages - Text in Bilingue Français / English - Published in 2023

Born in China in 1968 and living in France since 2001, Li Fang capture in her paintings the oscillations of the contemporary world. This first monograph invites the reader to explore all aspects of her work.

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Model 9782370742278
Artist LiFang
Author Maël Bellec, Jean-Louis Poitevin, Selina Ting, Marjorie Keters
Publisher Skira
Format Ouvrage relié
Number of pages 160
Language Bilingue Français / English
Dimensions 300 x 240
Technique(s) Colour illustrations: 100
Published 2023

LiFang's figurative work, on the border of abstraction, deals with all the subjects of our daily universe: anonymous crowds in megalopolises, portraits of her entourage, scenes of idleness at the water's edge, current events (Chinese censorship, migrants)...

Her singular technique proceeds in large strokes: the bodies appear as sculpted blocks, right in the colored material. LiFang works in the same way on facial features, bodies and clothes.

his unity of treatment and this refusal to individualize the characters transform the subjects into beings who, having no other consistency than that of the paint, send us back the image of our shared solitudes.

Behind their apparent banality, his paintings express universal feelings: loneliness in crowds, the joy of bodies at rest connected to nature...

By revisiting the subjects of classical painting, LiFang invents new codes to propose a contemporary vision of the beauty of the world.

Timeless, light and deep, joyful and dramatic, LiFang's work is an open work.
It offers the viewer the freedom to realize his or her own imagination while feeling part of the community of the living.


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