Li Kejin (b.1990, Nanjing, China) graduated from the Department of Oil Painting of China Academy of Art with a master’s degree in 2017 and finished his exchange program at Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris in 2015. He currently lives and works in Hangzhou. From holster play to monstrous rampage, Li divides figures with coarse lines full of emotion, using conflicting palettes and strange images to construct ineffable yet highly infectious effects. Rather than indulging in the psychedelic vortex of the electronic world, the artist embarks on a search for the unknown, exploring the primordial desolation hidden in the post-artificial image.

His solo exhibitions include: “A Terrible Beauty is Born”, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, 2024; “Atman”, ARR Gallery, Hangzhou, 2023; The Dawn, OUTSIDER Gallery, Zhengzhou, 2023; Group exhibitions include: “Ode to the Unexpected”, MadeIn Gallery, Shanghai, 2024; “Fractal Resonance 16 Memetic Archetypes”, Epoch Museum x REVAN, Shanghai, 2023; Slam NO Dunk, Y Space, Shanghai, 2023; “K”, Martin Goya Business, Hangzhou, 2022; “Shiny Object”, Shunluck Space, Guangzhou, 2022; “Mirror, Magic Mirror Tell Me”, TOKU Gallery, Nanjing, 2022; “Landing and Landing”, HENGYI Space, Hangzhou, 2020; “Harmony Generates Vitality”, Jinan International Biennale Young Curator Project,  Jinan Museum of Art, Jinan, 2020; Elite Young Artists Program, Jining Museum of Art, Jining, 2019; Excellent Graduation Work Exhibition (Bronze Award), Art Museum of China Academy, Hangzhou, 2017; INTER-YOUTH Youth Painting Exhibition, Art Museum of China Academy, Hangzhou, 2016.