Lili Jiang

Born in: 1980 Hebei, China
Lives in: Beijing, China
Describe your art in three words: Beautiful. mystery, reincarnation
Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Langfang Normal University, Hebei Province
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Fantasy series, Love of Nature -Oil on canvas 100 x 120 cm

"Art has become life-like, and the development potential of society makes it possible for people who have not engaged in art education to become artists. The key depends on whether they have the idea of participating in society and creativity."


What themes does your work involve?
At present, I am mainly engaged in the creation of contemporary oil paintings, and the Illusion Series.

Describe your creative process.
I get inspiration from different visual images or events, search for information, organize the picture, coordinate colors, transform it into an oil painting, constantly adjust it, improve the feeling of the picture, and strengthen the artistic appeal.

What influences your work? What inspires you? Why do you make art?
Life is work, my talent, the meaning of life, and the pursuit of the value of life, creating something that has social values, let me continue to work hard in art.

What are your goals and plans as an artist in 2023?
For the works to have their own artistic concept and be recognized by society, of course life is rich enough to meet the creative needs. This year, I plan to improve the fantasy series, create more than a dozen pieces, continue to promote exhibitions and win awards, and strive to hold a personal exhibition.

How do recent advancements in technology affect your art practice? How may recent developments in Artificial Intelligence (image generator software) affect the definition of fine art?
The advancement of imaging technology has enriched the creativity of artists, liberating artists from repetitive and ineffective manual labor, and focusing on their own artistic ideas. The abundance of tools also allows artists to focus on the possibility of artistic exploration. Artificial intelligence will definitely expand the form of art and expand the social function and influence of popularizing art.

What is the role of the artist today?
Wise men of life, wise men.

What is good art? What makes a piece of art great?
Great art is when it has won the love of the general public, and can propose new cross-age ideas and new visual effects, which inspire people and make the works integrate into life.

Fantasy series, Travel Thousands of Miles - Oil on canvas 100 x 120 cm
Fantasy series, Nirvana of Dust 3 - Oil on canvas 100 x 120 cm
Fantasy series, Nirvana of Dust 2 - Oil on canvas 100 x 120 cm
Fantasy series, Nirvana of Dust 1 - Oil on canvas 100 x 120 cm


This interview was published by Circle Foundation of the Arts. © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist

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