Simon Li Art Show

“Methods, Elements, and Associations”

Works by Simon Jiarui Li ’20

The selection of works does not collectively celebrate a theme nor a specific subject but rather a diverse grouping of ideas, thoughts, and actions. However, the element of the grid and the collective is evident throughout all of the works. I am amazed by the essence of grids, as they declare hostility to nature by ordering, geometrizing, and crowding out a new dimension of a plane.
As each work deals with its subject, the message is often delivered indirectly. This indirectness comes from the natural conflict and harmony between the reality of elements and materials present in the works.


People by Simon Li
July 23, 2019
Acrylic on canvas paper
110 x 150 cm
Julia by Simon Li
July 26, 2019
Acrylic on canvas paper
121 x 152 cm
Garden by Simon Li
July 18, 2018
Printed images on aluminum board
150 x 150 cm
Pillars by Simon Li
July 4, 2019
Medicine Boxes and copper wire
200 x 30 x 275 cm
Plastic by Simon Li
Aug. 31, 2018
Urine in test tubes
340 x 5 x 27 cm
A Party by Simon Li
Jan. 24, 2019
Image Transfer on Paper
100 x 76 cm
Skin 1
May 05, 2019
Graphite on paper
114 x 152 cm
Skin 2 by Simon Li
May 20, 2019
Graphite on paper
111 x 152 cm
Skin 3 by Simon Li
Oct. 4, 2019
Graphite on paper
77 x 101 cm
Chairs by Simon Li
Oct. 11, 2018
38 x 25 x 55cm
Tom by Simon Li
Aug. 1, 2019
Acrylic on canvas paper
60 x 93 cm