Li Zhihong

(b. 1969, Lives and works in Beijing)

Li Zhihong uses traditional Chinese ink as his medium to present viewers his inner life perception and experience. He adopts intensive parallel structure and repetitive ink dots to accomplish a special visual effect and expression. His style is a manifestation from the idea that everything in the world consists of particles. e use of dots in a grid pattern displays his strict discipline and manipulation of the loose and free nature of ink. Li Zhihong uses the dot as his particle unit; it contains a microcosm of interactions of ink and water encased in a circle, also symbolically representing life. Application of endless dots symbolizes an everlasting renaissance and the repetitive process of life, and it is this repetition that captures an image as a whole.