B. China, 1965
Portraits – Ai Weiwei, circa 1990 & Wang Gangyi, circa 1990
Oil on canvas
34.3 x 26.7 cm
Provenance Private Collection, Singapore
Asian Contemporary Art Sale in Christie’s Hong Kong, May 28, 2006 (lot 498)
RM 12,000 – RM 20,000
Li Songsong is renowned for his thickly layered paintings that animate the fragmentary nature of images and memory, paying particular attention to the people, events, and themes of modern and contemporary Chinese history. Li graduated from the Subsidiary School of the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1992 and received a B.F.A in oil painting from the Central Academy of Fine Arts in 1996. By the early 2000s, Li began to show a prominent style of heavily painted surfaces drawn from found imagery and mass media.