Opening Reception： 4:30pm，November 18，2019（Mon.）
Auther / Liu HaiChen
“Naughty coign” is the new expression created by Li Feifan in his own creations combing process. “The naughty” contains his focused objects, reflecting a certain feeling state of his daily life. In this way, an old suspenseful childhood dream is born, which is constructed by dark wilderness, strange animals and curious participants. What appears in our mind during story listening process, is actually these paintings described by Li Feifan. The story may not complete, but it doesn’t affect its new vitality with his tips. In his works world, he resurveys his past and memory as a self-explorer. Authenticity does not work for him, because he is not an objective person of history. Through guiding individual experience, he divided, arranged and reorganized the “decisive moment” of some captured impressions, trying to create the past. It’s just reflects the charms of “Naughty coign” to Li Feifan. It’s no denying that human can create any image that they want, of which possibilities depend on the thinking and imagining abilities. But Li Feifan is looking for something different. He is looking for the past in his current life experience, which maybe the consolation for adults or the doubt for the present… In these works, he collects some spiritual power and ideals remaining in the image or beyond the image.
There are copperplate print works and easel painting works in Li Feifan’s exhibition. The painterly in the picture and the representation of painting itself are his most concerned points, playing on the canvas as seriously as his theme. The pursue of random and indirect effects in the works is realized through the creation experience of copperplate etching, which also gives him new exploration possibilities in the process of his creation on canvas. In works, he touches the curious and mysterious world with a relaxing attitude. When a certain relevance or even a short-circuit in the images appears, he constructs a parallel world, a dream belonging to his life puzzles.