Artist of the moment….Li Lihong

Li Lihong is a very sought after artist born in Dezhen Jin, China in 1974. Lihong is renown for mixing the ancient craft of ceramics with modern symbols and imagery. For instance a porcelain replica of a mcdonalds sign painted with smaller chinese symbols. Western logos and icons with chinese motifs.

For his collegiate studies the artist attended the Chinese Central Academy of Art and Design. He was able to study under a master ceramics artist, the grand master Qin Xilling for his masters degree from Jingdezhen Ceramics Institute.

He is from an area of China renown for making the royal porcelain. In art terms, its similar to being from the Delft area of Holland. The region is known for its delftware.

Li Lihong is a working artist and also a professor at Fudan University. Lihong teaches the ancient art of Chinese porcelain at the college.

Price range information: Most works are in porcelain and range from $15,000 to $25,000.

I found the artist’s work to be similar to the idea of Ai WeiWei and the Ming Dynasty vases he made a few years ago using the coca-cola logo. Below is an example of Ai WeiWei and his vase idea. A great way to mix two cultures that existed many centuries apart.




1 Comment »

  1. gwenkuo Said:

    Interesting post about Li Lihong who is using Chinese antiques with western commercial logo. Somehow it echoes to Ai Weiwei’s earlier provocative concept…

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