Patrick Li | Belligerence & Impact
oil on canvas, 80 x 80 cm, 2018

Patrick Li was born in Shanghai. He lives and works as an independent artist and author in Vienna since 2002.

I have always loved all kinds of art. There is no limitation between design, music, visual arts or literature at all for me …

Painting people is my great passion, no matter whether they are men or women, old or young, past or alive. This is, because people are not only the most important element in our universe, but also the preferred theme of my art.
A face is often portrayed by me as a shadow or a dream, because I believe that our images exist, all of which are hovering between time and space.

Recently I have devoted more interest to the gay community; I especially started to pick close gay friends as models for my paintings, so that I can have a closer look to understanding them; on the other hand the audience can also get to know more about the scene and period of our gay life in Vienna, in which I am currently living.