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Li Ji Kai
Scrap, 2009

Oil on Canvas
100 x 150cm


Li Ji Kai aims to address the rising social issues in China borne from the one-child policy administrated nationally. His sculptures and paintings depict young boys from the post-revolution generation being well clad, to illustrate how affluent Chinese parents shower their only child with all the luxuries, developing a mindset in the new generation that this is their birth right. Li hopes to awaken the new generation by presenting an image of them being sluggish and indifferent to the environment around them as opposed to being dynamic and well informed. He hopes to bring back the enthusiasm seen in the previous generation to make positive changes in the community they are living in - moving them away from mindless consumerism, technology, and individualism to see the broader picture.

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  • +Artist Bio

    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. 
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  • +Exhibitions

    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

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