NEWSText: Satsuki Miyanishi

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.

Li Tianbing
Date: March 15th – April 23rd, 2012
Opening: 10:00 – 18:00 (Closed on Sunday and Monday)
Place: Stephen Friedman Gallery
Address: 25-28 Old Burlington Street, London W1S 3AN
Tel: +44 (0)20 7494 1434

Text: Satsuki Miyanishi

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