March 5 – April 17, 2016
White Space, Beijing, China
Installation view of Beast 54, White Space, Beijing, China, 2016
Photo: White Space Beijing
We are pleased to present Li Jingxiong’s second solo exhibition “BEAST 54”, will be opened on March 5, 2016. This exhibition will showcase the paintings of Beast paintings created by the artist over the past two years (2014 – present) alongside the EGOBY project (2014 – present) as well as portrait photography.
Ever since his first solo show “LeJX” in White Space Beijing, Li Jingxiong has continued to adopt a post-historical attitude in his art practice, raking through the ashes of history in his search for individuality shrouded over by the grand narratives. He attempts to transform this individuality into an act of willpower. Furthermore, as shown in the title of this exhibition “BEAST 54” desire and ambition are hereby sublimated into a kind of internal driving force.
Li Jingxiong (b. 1987, Wuhu, Anhui Province, China) received his BFA and MFA in Oil Painting at Nanjing University of Arts in 2013. Recent exhibitions include: “We, A Community of Chinese Contemporary Artists”, K11 Art Museum, Shanghai, China (2016); “The Longest Yard”, 9m2 Museum, Shanghai, China (2015); “Absolute Collection Guideline” Collection Exhibition, Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing, China (2015); “Invisible Hand: Curating as Gesture – The 2nd CAFAM Biennale”, CAFA Art Museum (CAFAM), Beijing, China (2014). Li Jingxiong currently lives and works in Nanjing and Shanghai, China.