LI Donglu

1982 Born in Canton, China
2002-2004 Fine Arts School of Canton of Canton, Chine
2006-2008 Fine Arts School of Canton of Versailles, France
Lives and works in Paris since 2004
 
A nature, a ruin, organic elements taken from the torrent of images suffered by this Chinese-born artist. While that stream seems frenetic to us, Li Donglu does not live and perceive the time scale as ordinary people.
 
Like a meditating monk seeing all the pictures bombarded all day long in various media whirling around him, Li Donglu opens his eyes and takes these afterimages that he combines with  various outstanding current events. He superimposes them, mixes them, and thus creates his enigmatic pieces. The oil, which requires an incompressible time to dry, represents a decompression chamber, allowing time for reflection. The artist gives this nebulous aspect to his works in order to suck the viewer into his surimpressions, as if trying to freeze this fleeting time.
 
Li Donglu explores visions that lead us into a timelessness which bears witness to his qualms, these fragments of souls. His art is meditative, even therapeutic for some, but the proposed topics bear the scars of an education conditioned to always consume more and more, faster and faster, until exhaustion, until destruction ... It is up to us to follow the path of the artist and to find our bearings in this space-time, a second breath, a glimmer of hope ...