Li Ji Kai born in Chengdu, Sichuan, 1975, insightfully explores the effects of the social illness plaguing today's China. Through the physical manifestations of young Chinese boys in sculptures and paintings, Li illustrates their disengagement with their environment and the preoccupied self-indulgence that he observes in their daily lives.
Li's works have been exhibited throughout China since 2002 in Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Hubei and Guangzhou, as well as the "Path -China-France Exhibition" in Paris in 2004.
He often covers historic and political happenings including the issue of Chinese youth goading each other towards ideological fervour and joining Red Guard groups to unleash Mao's brand of political terror during the Cultural Revolution, the post-revolution generation was pampered with consumerism, technology and filled with individualistic desires.
Wuhan, China, Wuhan Art Museum, From Scenes to Scenes of Culture: Studies on Post-Seventy Artists
31 May-21 June Redefined, the doubts and sense in 70's art, Today Art Museum, Beijing
Within you, without you. Dialogue Space, Beijing, China
Reflection, Canvas International Art, Amsterdam, Holland
Reshaping history. Chinart from 2000 to 2009. China national convention center. Beijing
Hong Kong, China, Tang Contemporary Art, Muddy New Trends: Fifteen Contemporary Chinese Artists
The Pacific Heritage Museum, San Francisco,USA,
Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
China Mania, Arken Art Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark
Zurich, Switzerland, Art Seasons Gallery, Small Worlds: Paintings of Li Jikai
Clear, Today Art Museum, Beijing, China
Walking alone: Canvas International Art Amsterdam, Holland
Contemporary Art, HongKong, China
Clear, Shanghai Museum of Fine Arts, Shanghai, China