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Gel pen, oil paint, resin, paper collage on board
Dimensions: 150cm (H) x 120cm (W) / 59.1" (H) x 47.2" (W)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
"The conceiving of science fiction has been the core idea of my work all the time. During the years of creation, the constant ingestion of new conceptions of the fictional mechanisms drives me to change my previous understanding of creation. Metaphysics and Extro-Science Fiction is a lecture text of the France philosopher Quentin Meillassoux. He referred to two fictional mechanisms there: the ‘Science Fiction’(science-fiction) and the 'Extro-Science Fiction' (fiction hors science). In the 'Extro-Science Fiction', Meillassoux raised a guiding question that: What should a world be, what should a world resemble, so that it is in principle inaccessible to a scientific knowledge so that it cannot be established as the object of a natural science?"
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Based in: Shanghai
Li Wenguang, born in 1985, currently lives and works in Shanghai. The self-taught artist has gone through several stages of diversifying his visual language since he started his artistic journey in 2004. 8 years ago, Li developed a representative geometric pattern, one that he continues to evolve to this date.
His solo exhibitions include:
Special Project//Science Fiction, Hive Center for Contemporary Art (Shanghai, 2019);
PALINGRAPHIA, Hive Center for Contemporary Art (Shanghai, 2019);
LIWENGUANG, Hive Center for Contemporary Art (Shanghai, 2017);
ZAO, 1933 Contemporary (Shanghai, 2017);
Personal Project of SH Contemporary Art Fair, James Cohan Gallery Shanghai (2014);
SCIENCE FICTION, Frontline Contemporary Shanghai (2013);
LI WENGUANG: New Works, James Cohan Gallery Shanghai (2013);
Fallacy, James Cohan Gallery Shanghai (2012);
Floating World, Stir Gallery Shanghai (2011)
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