Zhuohui Li, born 1995, Shenzhen, China MA Painting, Royal College of Art 2017-2019
My paintings intend to record obscure encounters in life when state of mind is being thrown or drawn into certain moment of time. They depict the experience of ecstasy and intimacy by enlarging the nuance of personal emotions. Sensation flows from the body to the surroundings and comes back to it. A reality exceeding visual presence is unveiled.
But then how to depict the darkness of shadow? How to depict sunlight penetrating through the leaves, or beauty of the flesh? Any deliberate act will be denied by the canvas. The attempts are recorded. The attempts become paintings.