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Li Yiwen (Chinese, b.1982)
LOT ID: 76738
Untitled (3 works), 2011

Acrylic, Tempera, on canvas.
7.87 х 5.9 in. (19.99 x 14.99 cm.)
Signed, by the artist.
Lot description
This lot includes three works by Li Yiwen, each measuring 7.87 x 5.9 inches, painted in 2011, and all unframed in excellent condition.

Li Yiwen is respected and recognized throughout China as a rising Contemporary painter, having exhibited in multiple museums throughout the nation. These three works are signature pieces of his series of small scale paintings which feature everyday common objects, painted as historical artifacts set aside for inspection. Li's subject matter includes those items that represent human history of tools, toys, and technology that are now reminiscent of the past. The artist presents each item against a flat muted background, eliminating the sense of context or utility, and providing the viewer with a simplified visual aesthetic of each item. In this way the artist alludes to the passing of time and changing of culture as China has seen through the past several decades.

Li Yiwen was born in 1982 in Luoyang and received his BFA in 2006 and MFA in 2011, both from the Central Academy of Fine Arts. The artist has exhibited throughout China in such galleries and museums as the Art Museum of China in Beijing, the B52 2nd Show in Beijing C5 Art Center, the Contemporary Art Museum of Huangjueping, the Art Museum of Nantong, the He Xiangning Art Museum in Shenzhen, among many others.
Untitled (3 works) by Li Yiwen
  • Untitled (3 works) by Li Yiwen
  • Untitled (3 works) by Li Yiwen
  • Untitled (3 works) by Li Yiwen
  • Untitled (3 works) by Li Yiwen
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