Li Hanwei: New Painting


  • Opening hours

    10 : 00 – 18 : 00
    Tuesday – Saturday

  • Location:

    No. 1, -1F Sunken Garden, Lane 9, Qufu Road, Jing’an District, Shanghai

  • Artist:

MadeIn Gallery will present Li Hanwei’s solo exhibition “New Painting” on September 4, 2022. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition at MadeIn Gallery, featuring a new series of paintings.

As the founding member of “Slime Engine”, a major online art platform in China, Li Hanwei (b.1994) has played an active part in the dynamics of Chinese young contemporary artists. Living amongst digital media and juggling fast-paced, multi-cultural life experiences where virtuality and reality intertwine, these artists reinvent and represent the mentality of their generation.

“New Painting” is much like a “strike mission” Li launches against painting, in which he plays the roles of artist, doodler, user of cinema4D software, tour guide, gestural painter, editor of abstract expressionist codes, destroyer of tastes, among others. The audience will be notified of the answers to such questions as: What is painting? Which parts of it are painted by Li himself? In what sense is this way of painting significant and courageous? Remarkably, the artist has captured a logic, one that he finds exciting and can further develop, out of the void of the screen. “New Painting” hereby becomes a navigation without destination, inviting the viewer to follow, be alert, and traverse.