Courtesy of the artist.
Snowhouse, Oil on canvas, 53×63 cm, 2020
Li Ran, Somewhat Abstract, Somewhat Realistic, 2019, Two-channel HD video, black and white & color, sound, 4’55”
Questions such as Abstract and Realistic, Realism and Classicism have always been part of the problem of self-presupposition in the Chinese art industry, and now this presupposition seems to bring us to a kind of thorny land. No matter it is our self-expression or the imagination of “the other”, this splitting and ambiguous face has become a new spokesperson. In the Cilm, I convinced the photographer who often works with me to play the roles of model and makeup artist together.