Opening - Art Taipei 2010 runs Aug 20-24

This new painting by Li Tianbing will be presented by Contrasts Gallery in Art Taipei, August 20 – 24. It's really a sneak preview into his upcoming solo show Childhood Fantasy with the gallery this September. This painting reflects on his actual childhood experience, but also dwelves on his fantasies of childhood, creating imagined experiences. Li Tianbing uses photographs of himself as a child as a starting point of his self-portraits.Growing up under the one child policy, the haunting loneliness revealed in these paintings is palpable. Also present are notions of his struggle to define his identity as an adult and reconcile the values of the East and the West.