Exhibition

The Award-Winning Woodblocks of Chen Li

3 Jun 2019 – 8 Jun 2019

Event times

Monday - Friday | 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday | 10:00 - 16:00

Cost of entry

Free entry

The Coningsby Gallery

London, United Kingdom

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Travel Information

  • Buses: 24, 10, 390, 134
  • Tube: Goodge Street tube station on the Northern line
  • Euston Station is the nearest train station

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Katrine Levin Galleries' fourth solo show by Chen Li coincides with the display of his work at The British Museum

About

China’s frontier Yunnan Province is a place of spectacular landscapes and predominantly Buddhist philosophy. It is the home of Chen Li.

Chen Li (b. 1971, Kunming, China) is a master woodblock printmaker and an extraordinary painter with a unique vision and boundless originality. His joyful, dynamic, and intoxicatingly peaceful works convey the life-affirming energy of Yunnan.

In his woodblock prints, Chen Li uses Yunnan’s rare “waste-block” or “suicide” technique that leaves no room for error. All colours are printed from a single woodblock, each step carving over the previous one until the block is destroyed. Only a single edition is possible.

Our fourth solo exhibition of Chen Li’s works coincides with the display of his “Human Buddha” woodblock print at The British Museum, just 8 minutes walk from the gallery. This work was acquired by the Museum after our first solo exhibition of his woodblocks in 2018.

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Curators

Katrine Levin Galleries

Katrine Levin Galleries

Exhibiting artists

Chen Li

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