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ZUOJIE LI (Oli Li)/ Queer Art

The artist is a creator of a unique blend of dark humour and a delicate childhood experience, a three-year-old kid in the art world. The artworks encompass a diverse range of media, including drawings, sculptures, and installations, all of which delve deeply into intricate themes. One of the central ideas revolves around the delicate equilibrium between the inner and outer worlds. The art explores the human pursuit of happiness, unearthing profound explorations of hedonism, cultural identity, social issues, and an unwavering love for nature.


Multiple media and interdisciplinary approaches are employed in the artworks. Each piece offers a distinct experience. Some, under the moonlight, transport the viewer into an immersive world of mysterious purple hues and blissful tranquillity. Others exude a raw and provocative sexuality, embracing kinkiness and fetish undertones akin to the aftermath of a wild party. The creations can also be seen as symbolic, laden with ominous omens that spark contemplation.


At the heart of the creations lies a duality of happiness and pain, delivered through a surrealistic lens. With a playful and humorous touch, the art embodies the current human pursuit of happiness and the blissful tranquillity that follows when the inner and outer worlds find equilibrium. The unique characteristics and textures of the materials themselves are harnessed skillfully. To explore them to the point that they are almost like the artist. Using things like a Laser Cutter, the artist takes the material to its limits so it almost decomposes and breaks, revealing its fragility, where it starts to decompose and almost destroy. Allowing the audience to embark on a figurative tightrope walk, clutching a balance pole, symbolising the harmonious dance of existence.


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