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Li Bangyao’s objects of desire in pop art form

The Chinese artist is fascinated by the symbols of life that most people take for granted

Li Bangyao is fascinated by objects. The more mundane they are the better.

Against bright monochrome backgrounds, the Chinese contemporary artist uses stark advertising methods to bring his work to life.

“The state of household objects still surprises me. When a family unit has a certain number of functional products, their use-value fades, and they gradually become energy,” he said.

“They begin to manifest the individual’s spiritual energy, and the objects start to convey the owner’s dreams, memories, hobbies and values. Because they have these living characteristics, the objects have a kind of warmth,” Li pointed out.

Li Bangyao’s “Ecstasy: A Solo Exhibition” takes place at the Tang Contemporary Art gallery in Bangkok between February 4 to March 13.

Manual No. 9 | 2019

Material: Aluminum plate, digital etching, acrylic

Dimensions: 120 x 244 x 1 centermeters

Image: Courtesy of Tang Contemporary Art

Interior No. 8 | 2010

Material: Acrylic on canvas

Dimensions: 120 x 150 centermeters

Image: Courtesy of Tang Contemporary Art

Origin of the Species No. 41 | 2008

Material: Acrylic on canvas

Dimensions: 230 x 200 centermeters

Image: Courtesy of Tang Contemporary Art

Ecstasy No. 1 | 2011

Material: Acrylic on canvas

Dimensions: 200 x 230 centermeters

Image: Courtesy of Tang Contemporary Art

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