Li Shurui: Light Extracts

February 4 - March 31, 2018

On one hand it's senseless and boring, but on the other hand it creates a tense atmosphere in a scene of life at the right time, and the abundant spheres become a sort of mystical, harmonious object. As the color slowly transitions, the plane extends to possess the feeling of depth of a three-dimensional space, its gentle, flat appearance creating a "white hole," a vision of endless absorption. At the same time, while you focus your attention, the turmoil of the outside world fades away. 

The image, the landscape, and the lights and darks are no longer targets for the spheres to seize, and the artist's seeking to unify the structure and ever-increasing infatuation allow the sphere itself to cast a light on its spiritual power and its mechanism of action. By concentrating completely on the painting and viewing the action with rapt attention, the image itself becomes an exercise in deep concentration. They are thus transmuted into pure form, a ritual elimination of viewing the subject onsite, to the extent that related objects onsite become so many different grains of rice, assembled, rising, floating, and finally disintegrating as they're packed together, transforming into even tinier grains, dissipating into mystical particles of light. 

Applied by different colors, each sphere is like the flickering of a cursor, waiting for a response.

Li Shurui (b. 1981, Chongqing) received her BFA at Sichuan Fine Arts Institute (SFAI) in 2004. Li was granted 2016 New York Fellowship Program of Asian Cultural Council (ACC). Recent exhibitions include Constellation, Georgian National Museum Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia (2017); No Man’s Land: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C., USA (2016);Turning Point: Contemporary Art in China Since 2000, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China (2016); No Longer / Not Yet, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, China (2015); Jing Shen: The Act of Painting in Contemporary China, Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea (PAC), Milan, Italy (2015); 28 Chinese, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, USA (2015); About Painting, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal (OCAT), Xi'An, China (2014). Li Shurui currently lives and works in Beijing.


2018年2月4日 - 2018年3月31日





李姝睿,1981生于重庆,2004 毕业于四川美术学院油画系,获亚洲文化协会(ACC)2016年纽约奖助金驻留项目。近期展览包括:星群,格鲁吉亚国家博物馆,第比利斯,格鲁吉亚(2017);No Man’s Land: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, 国际女性艺术博物馆,华盛顿,美国(2016);转向:2000年以来的中国当代艺术,上海民生当代美术馆,上海,中国(2016);已然 / 未然,民生现代美术馆,上海,中国(2015);精神:当代中国绘画,PAC米兰当代艺术馆,米兰,意大利(2015);中华廿八人,亚洲艺术博物馆,旧金山,美国(2015);与绘画有关,OCAT当代艺术中心,西安,中国(2014)。李姝睿现工作生活于北京。