Born in 1977 in Beijing, he graduated in 2003 from Central Academy of Fine Arts. His works often challenges the implications and the influence of modern technology on the human mind and has developed his own sense of technology aesthetics, which explore the physical properties of materials and the relation between materials and forms. In recent years his works have received the attention of many international critics.
Li Hui’s sculpture represents the power of the tsunami and the wrath of nature. At the centre of the fractured wall there is a harpoon with traces of rusted stains that pierces a mirror through the middle. The position of the burst places the assailant behind the panel. The harpoon, a tool designed by mankind, seems to turn against him. Like a praying mantis trying to stop a chariot, humans are not able to avoid those consequences and will just have to bear the force of nature against their destructive action.
These photos show the artist’s studio.