Li Xiaoqian graduated from the Digital Department of the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in 2009, and graduated from the Experimental Art Department of the Academy in 2013. Her works have been exhibited in many domestic and international exhibitions, including the Power Lips—New Female Power Fashion & Art Exhibition, Biennale Des Arts Plastiques En Franche-Comte, etc.
Li Xiaoqian's works including watercolors, oil paintings and installations. As time flies, she finds the ubiquity of the wrinkles, just like the ubiquity of stress and the predicament. But isn't life more life-like just because of these? It is under the stress when our life is given a variety of beautiful and magical wrinkles that can never created by craftsmanship. There are pain and pressure in the wrinkles, but also there are also dynamic and potential, just like a bud about to shoot, reborn in the guard of layers of wrinkles. It is the second when you grab laces and suddenly release them, and they form beautiful curves and waves. It is the Sphynx cat, bending its back and showing a cunning smile to the world.
Life is heavy. We express ourselves through the wrinkles. Being squeezed, twisted, painful, and lost, smoothness gone and perfectness falls, countless tiny shadows form, and our lives become complicated and abundant. It is because of the wrinkles that the soul is more layered, and the life goes through changes. As for the unreplicable wrinkles, they are pointing to a richer inner world and a more advanced universe.
You need to fall in love with your wrinkles, that is the gift for you from life.