Zhenning Li’s glass sculpting artworks are mainly created by relatively traditional lost-wax process. In the lost-wax process, the colour and texture of the work will be controlled by repeated burning, also repeated deliberation and analyzing will be taken place, so that the combination and sublimation between traditional skills and contemporary ideas would occur. Through intense-coloured and dynamic shapes, rich texture and other elements like coloured tape and fine-grained chippings, the sculpture would be filled with dynamic decoration, then gradually turn to concrete expression. In his point of view, the concrete form will establish thinking in terms of the society, life much better. The theme of the artwork is usually originated from tales of legend and history, then reallocate according to contemporary events, figures, actions and ideas through personal artistic transition. As a result, a thought-provoking and philosophical thing would be brought up and create a dramatic scene with daydreams and no time limit.
艺术家简介 About The Artist
Li Zhenning works center on a certain period in history, which is put very implicitly. The identity and gender of the abstract figures and objects are intentionally muddled; with the flow and changes of colors, he has infused stories into the glass works, to prepare a response to the ancient civilization and raise a question for the current time: “Why am I here, and for what?” Such questions keep people exploring and thinking. This is a brief description about his works, and he would like to emphasize more on how he thought and worked during his creation.
There is no definite reason behind Li Zhenning creating art mainly through glass sculptures so far: perhaps it’s just an intuitive choice. He so enjoys the process of working with glass, which involves two concepts: time and the unintended.