Li Songsong

1973 · China

Artist biography

Li Songsong is seen as an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from China. Li Songsong was born in 1973. Some of the artist's contemporaries that are born around the same year and in the same country include Wang Ningde, Su-En Wong and Li Songsong.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Li Songsong's work is on display at PACE | New York in the United States. Li Songsong's work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition One of My Ancestors at PACE | New York in the United States. The exhibition was open from 24 October 2019 until 20 December 2019.

Historical Context of China

A leader in technology and technical development in both the arts and sciences, China and its artisans have pioneered many astonishing innovations. For example, true porcelain, with kaolin as the key ingredient, emerged in China in the early 1300s. It would not be created in Europe with the same technical quality and physical properties until 1722, when the Meissen factory in Germany also unlocked the secrets of the recipe. Modern art production, when not focused on championing the ideals of the State, instead reworked many of the classical ideals of Calligraphic ink works made with the brush.

Further Biographical Context for Li Songsong

Li Songsong was born in 1973 and was largely inspired by the 1980s. The generation of artists that grew up in, and were inspired by, the 1980s was influenced by a period of quickly growing global capitalism, political upheaval, notable wealth discrepancy, global mass media and distinctive music and fashion, including electronic pop music and hip hop. The 1980s was the era of African famine, the height of the Cold War, and also the end of it, as marked by the fall of the Berlin Wall. influential art movements of the era include Neo Geo, The Pictures Generation and the global trend of Neo-Expressionism which manifested in Germany, the USA and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia). The decade was exemplified by artists like Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel. Street art and graffiti started to gain prominence, key artists of which include Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf.

Li Songsong