Xiong Lijun

EscapeIntoLife_Xiong-Lijun_1Sun Flower Manor, oil and acrylic on canvas, 150 x 180 cm

EscapeIntoLife_Xiong-Lijun_2Go Game, Beijing, 2008, acrylic on canvas, 250 by 200 cm

EscapeIntoLife_Xiong-Lijun_3Last Year, oil on canvas, 63 x 78 3/4 in.

EscapeIntoLife_Xiong-Lijun_4All Corners Of The  Country, oil and acrylic on canvas, 200 by 160 cm

EscapeIntoLife_Xiong-Lijun_5Flower, oil and acrylic on canvas, 120 x 160 cm

EscapeIntoLife_Xiong-Lijun_6Love Season, oil on canvas, 63 x 78 3/4 in.

EscapeIntoLife_Xiong-Lijun_7Street Corner, oil and acrylic on canvas, 160 x 200 cm

EscapeIntoLife_Xiong-Lijun_8Breeze, oil and acrylic on canvas,  39.4 x 39.4 in.

EscapeIntoLife_Xiong-Lijun_9Kite, oil and acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 cm

EscapeIntoLife_Xiong-Lijun_10Simply Life, oil and acrylic on canvas, 150 x 150 cm

Artist Statement

I am free at last to be the person I want to be, the woman I am and the artist I always have been. Modern Chinese society has blossomed and I strive to celebrate our coming of age. My body of work embodies human spirit and flaunts unencumbered, child-like, carefree, individual freedom of expression. The ability to look up at our once oppression with open arms and a smile. No longer do we have to endure personal humiliation, senseless sacrifice and stifling suffocation as a way of life. All of youth is united in victory to enjoy the simple things in life; yet, pursue our dreams that we love and contribute our talents as we chose. To grow and to prosper spiritually. I combine brilliant colors, water and fluid motion with vibrant content and energetic subjects on large scale compositions to declare our belief that our future is bright and cheerful.

Artist Bio

Xiong Lijun (b.1975, Chongqing, China) graduated from Sichuan Fine Arts Institute Oil Painting Department in 1997 and in 2002 she obtained her MFA from the same institute. She has shown her work in Shanghai and Beijing in China, in Melbourne, Australia, in Hong Kong, in Bangkok, Thailand, in Seoul, Korea, in Toulouse, France, and in Miami, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and New York in the US. She currently lives and works in Chongqing, China

Xiong Lijun at Opera Gallery

Xiong Lijun at Shine Art Space

posted by Carmelita Caruana

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