Li Shurui (b.1981)

사천성 예술대학교, 순수미술 학사, 중국 충칭

"정신을 아른거리게 하는 폭발하는 빛, 혹은 그 파장을 어떻게 평면으로 옮길 수 있을지를 고민한다."

2005년부터 작업한 '빛' 시리즈로 잘 알려진 리슈루이는 빛과 색의 에너지와 그 움직임을 주제로 작업하는 현대미술 작가이다. 그녀의 초기작업은 폭발과 LED 빛을 촬영한 사진에 기반하였고, 점차 빛의 움직임과 공간과의 관계성에 중점을 두는 작업으로 바뀌게 된다. 주로 대형 캔버스 작업을 하는 작가의 작품을 마주하면 빛이 에워싸는듯한 느낌과 함께 마치 최면에 빠진듯한 느낌이 든다. 작가는 개인적인 경험에 기반하여 회화의 한계와 형식주의의 이상과 현실 그리고 기능성을 탐구한다. 

리슈루이는 1981년 중국 사천성에서 출생으로 현재 북경에서 거주하며 작업하고 있다. 작가는 2004년 사천성 예술대학교에서 순수미술 학사를 수료하였고, 2016년에는 미국 뉴욕의 아시아문화재단 (Asia Cultural Council)의 장학생으로 선정되었다. 2019년에는 Dior의 의뢰를 받아 레이디 디올 as seen by 전시에 비디오작품을 제작, 전시하였다. 그녀는 최근 베이징의 화이트스페이스, 서울의 더페이지갤러리, 파리의 뉴 갤러리, 상해의 유즈 뮤지움과 롱 뮤지움을 비롯하여 다양한 전시를 진행해왔다. 

Best known for her 'Light' series that she started in 2005, Li Shurui is fascinated by the dynamics and movement of light and color. Li bases earlier works of the series on pictures of explosions and photographs of LED lights, later she became more concern with how lights are positioned and its spatial relations. Often in large formats, her paintings are powerful not just because of their impressive scale, but the immersive atmosphere they have created and their ability to arouse one’s imagination. Starting from her own experience, Li explores the limits of painting, the idea and reality of formalism, and its functionality.

Born in 1981 in Congqing, China, Li Shurui is currently living and working in Beijing, China. She received her BFA from Sichuan Fine Arts institute in 2004. Li is a 2016 New York Fellow of the Asian Cultural Council (ACC), New York. In 2019, Li Shurui was commissioned by Dior to create a video installation for the Lady Dior As Seen By exhibition at Art Basel Hong Kong 2019. Li has exhibited at various galleries and institutions including White Space Beijing, New Galerie Paris, The Page Gallery, Seoul, Yuz Museum, Shanghai and Long Museum, Shanghai. 

Solo Exhibitions

2018 

LSR • TENDEREST AFFECTION, New Galerie, Pairs, FR
Light Extracts, SALTPROJECTS, Beijing, CN

2017

LSR·Deep White, WHITE SPACE BEIJING, Beijing, CN

2014 

Monadology, White Space Beijing, Beijing, CN

2012

The Shelter,Gallery SCQ, Santiago de Compostela, ES
The Shelter: All Fears Come from the Unknown Shimmering at the Edge of the World, White Space Beijing, Beijing, CN

2010 

LSR,Connoisseur contemporary and Connoisseur Art Gallery, HK

2008

Li Shurui Solo Exhibition, Gallery A.Story, Busan, KR

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019 

WHO CARES, New Galerie, Pairs, FR
A White Space Odyssey, WHITE SPACE BEIJING, Beijing, CN
SPIRITUAL ORIGIN, Long Museum West Bund, Shanghai, CN

Nine Journeys Through Time, Yuz Museum, Shanghai, CN
ONLY CONNECT, Gallery BRAVERMAN, Tel Aviv, Israel
LI SHURUI / ZEVS, New Galerie, Pairs, FR

2018

SPIRAL STAIRS, AIKE-DELLARCO, Shanghai, CN
A World in a Grain of Sand : Mapping Shapes and Sites for Social Deometries, Atlantis, Sanya, CN

Nine Journeys Through Time, Palazzo Reale, Milan, IT

NOW:A Dialogue on Female Chinese Contemporary Artists, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester, UK

2017 

WHAT'S UP DOC?, NEW GALERIE, Paris, FR
Constellation, Georgian National Museum Dimitri Shevardnadze National Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia

2016 

SHE: International Women Artists Exhibition, Long Museum, Shanghai, CN
Turning Point: Contemporary Art in China Since 2000, Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai, CN
Instant Image, Leo Gallery, Shanghai, CN
No Man’s Land: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C., US

2015 

No Longer / Not Yet, MinSheng Art Museum, Shanghai, CN
Editing the Spectacle: the Individual and Working Methods Post-Mediatization, Hive Center For Contemporary Art, Beijing, CN
28 Chinese, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, US
Jing Shen: The Act of Painting in Contemporary China, PAC Padiglione Arte Contemporanea, Milan, IT

BFA, Sichuan Fine Art Institute, Chongqing, CN

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