Peng Li

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MOVING COLOURS

Peng Li’s paintings are rather abstract. He uses mostly acrylic, pastel or pencil, which he applies with gestural movements onto canvas and paper. Sometimes he uses just one colour, while at other times he layers several on top of each other. Needless to say, each painting is entirely unique. But, what they all have in common is the movement at the heart of each piece. In some of his works the colours seem to be dragged by an invisible hand from one side to the other; in others they spontaneously flow to the bottom of the canvas. It’s the interplay between controlled and free movement that is so interesting about his work and intrigues the spectator to step closer and dive into it.

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Peng Li working in his studio.
FOUND OBJECTS AND DIGITAL CODES

Besides experimenting with the medium of painting, Peng Li also creates small sculptures and public installations out of found objects. For his soon to be realised installation 9m2 of Powers and Games he places two canvases – each of them being three metres high and three metres wide –, in front of Munich’s State Collections of Antiquities. After covering them in black oil paint, visitors of the Königsplatz are asked to collect rubbish from the close-by area and throw it on the canvas. Due to the slow drying paint, the objects cling to the surface and a monumental composition is born. In this installation, Peng Li encourages the act of throwing, whereby each object that makes it to the canvas holds a physical memory, one containing a certain emotional process.

Peng Li also devotes himself with great interest to the digital image as in Du wirst bald sehr schöne Reiseerlebnisse haben – No. 1974 (engl.: You will have nice travel experiences soon). What resembles a sky full of stars was not painted but created by a programmed code. The code is infinitely adaptable and produces a completely different composition for each C-Print.

Text by Giulia Bernardi

Biography Peng Li


born 1986 in Hunan, China
lives and works in Munich, Germany


Education


since 2016 Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich, Germany / Painting and Graphics, Class Prof. Gregor Hildebrandt

2008-2011 Master of Fine Arts at South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China

2004-2008 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting, at South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China


Exhibitions
(selection)

2020
Annual Exhibition Academy of Fine Arts Munich, MUCCA, Munich, Germany

2018
Resonanz – Junge chinesische Künstler in Deutschland (Young Chinese Artists in Germany), Kunstraum Villa Friede, Bonn, Germany
Wir schwimmen alle im gleichen Wasser, Class Gregor Hildebrandt, Pasinger Fabrik München, Munich, Germany


Scholarships

2018 Scholarship for foreign students of the Academy of Fine Arts Munich, Germany

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Works by Peng Li

  • Li peng ohne titel oelkreide gregor hildebrandt muenchen youngartsold

    Ohne Titel

    Oil pastel, pencil on paper / 37 x 35 cm / 14.6 x 13.8 in (framed) / €550

  • Li peng m gregor hildebrandt muenchen youngartist

    M

    Oil pastel, pencil on paper / 43.5 x 36 cm / 17.1 x 14.2 in (framed) / €450

  • Li peng ohne titel oelkreide gregor hildebrandt muenchen youngartistsold

    Ohne Titel

    Oil pastel, pencil on paper / 43.5 x 36 cm / 17.1 x 14.2 in (framed) / €450

  • Li peng am meer gregor hildebrandt muenchen youngartist

    Am Meer

    Oil pastel, pencil on paper / 43.5 x 36 cm / 17.1 x 14.2 in (framed) / €450

  • Li peng ohne titel gregor hildebrandt muenchen youngartist

    Ohne Titel

    Acrylic on paper / 53.5 x 40 cm / 21.1 x 15.7 in (framed) / €700

  • Li peng ohne titel acryl gregor hildebrandt muenchen youngartist

    Ohne Titel

    Acrylic on canvas / 93 x 54 cm / 36.6 x 21.3 in / €1,400

  • Peng li du wirst bald sehr schoene reiseerlebnisse haben No 1974 c-print gregor hildebrandt muenchen

    Du wirst bald sehr schöne Reiseerlebnisse haben – No. 1974

    C-Print / 150 x 150 cm / 59.1 x 59.1 in (framed) / €700