Stephen Friedman Gallery is delighted to announce the first exhibition in the UK by Chinese-born artist Li Tianbing, critically acclaimed as one of the leading painters of his generation.
Presented here will be eight new large-scale paintings that continue the artist’s ongoing exploration into life as a child growing up in China. The paintings form part of a semi-biographical series depicting a unique and provocative portrait of the enduring legacy of China’s one-child rule. Introduced in 1979, just five years after Li Tianbing was born, this decree continues to pervade contemporary Chinese life and is questioned on a global scale. Li Tianbing’s paintings, a beautiful fusion of portraiture and abstraction, are a thought-provoking articulation of the human consequence of such legislation.
Date: March 15th – April 23rd, 2012
Opening: Tue-Fri 10:00-18:00 / Sat 11:00-17:00
Place: Stephen Friedman Gallery
Address: 25-28 Old Burlington Street, London W1S 3AN
Tel: +44 0 20 7494 1434
Text: Satsuki Miyanishi