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Zhou Li - Artists - Kerlin Gallery

Zhou Li creates paintings, sculptures, installations and public art using mixed media, including oil paint, washes of ink, charcoal and cotton cloth. Her lyrical abstract paintings capture her acute sensory observations of the world: lightness and shadow, solidity and dissolution, the sense of being. Building upon the history of European painting and the central tenets of traditional Chinese art (Qiyun, or atmosphere; brush stroke; colour and structural arrangement), Zhou Li harnesses both traditions to develop a distinct painterly language. Her free-flowing charcoal lines intersect with circles of paint in a gauzy, gossamer palette; these delicate, layered forms appear to float in space and follow a complex compositional arrangement that extends beyond the surface of the painting. Her paintings looks towards nature as a starting point, particularly the mountainous terrains of Southern China, but are imbued with a sense of much more: every brush stroke on the canvas is driven by her persistent query and pursuit of being.

 

Zhou Li lives and works in China.

Zhou Li - Artists - Kerlin Gallery

Zhou Li 
Landscape of nowhere: Water and dreams No.1, 2022
mixed media on canvas
250 x 600 cm / 98.4 x 236.2 in   

Selected Works

Selected Works Thumbnails
Zhou Li
Landscape of nowhere: Water and dreams NO.12, 2022
mixed media on canvas
200 x 300 / 78.7 x 118.1 in

Zhou Li
Landscape of nowhere: Water and dreams NO.12, 2022
mixed media on canvas
200 x 300 / 78.7 x 118.1 in

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Zhou Li 
Landscape of nowhere: Water and dreams No.7, 2022
mixed media on canvas
194 x 180 cm / 76.4 x 70.9 in

Zhou Li 
Landscape of nowhere: Water and dreams No.7, 2022
mixed media on canvas
194 x 180 cm / 76.4 x 70.9 in

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Zhou Li
Landscape of nowhere: Water and dreams NO.11, 2022
mixed media on canvas
200 x 300 cm / 78.7 x 118.1 in  

Zhou Li
Landscape of nowhere: Water and dreams NO.11, 2022
mixed media on canvas
200 x 300 cm / 78.7 x 118.1 in  

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Zhou Li 
Landscape of nowhere: Water and dreams No.6, 2022
mixed media on canvas
160 x 130 cm / 63 x 51.2 in

Zhou Li 
Landscape of nowhere: Water and dreams No.6, 2022
mixed media on canvas
160 x 130 cm / 63 x 51.2 in

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Zhou Li 
Landscape of nowhere: Water and dreams No.1, 2022
mixed media on canvas
250 x 600 cm / 98.4 x 236.2 in

Zhou Li 
Landscape of nowhere: Water and dreams No.1, 2022
mixed media on canvas
250 x 600 cm / 98.4 x 236.2 in

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Zhou Li
Landscape of nowhere: Water and dreams NO.8  2022
mixed media on aluminium plate
194 x 180 cm / 76.4 x 70.9 in

Zhou Li
Landscape of nowhere: Water and dreams NO.8  2022
mixed media on aluminium plate
194 x 180 cm / 76.4 x 70.9 in

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Zhou Li 
Spring No.3 /《春》之三, 2020
mixed media on canvas
130 x 160 cm / 51.2 x 63 in   

 

Zhou Li 
Spring No.3 /《春》之三, 2020
mixed media on canvas
130 x 160 cm / 51.2 x 63 in   

 

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Zhou Li 
Spring No.2 /《春》之二, 2020
mixed media on canvas
250 x 600 cm / 98.4 x 236.2 in   
Zhou Li 
Spring No.2 /《春》之二, 2020
mixed media on canvas
250 x 600 cm / 98.4 x 236.2 in   
Zhou Li 
Spring No.2 /《春》之二, 2020
mixed media on canvas
250 x 600 cm / 98.4 x 236.2 in   

Zhou Li 
Spring No.2 /《春》之二, 2020
mixed media on canvas
250 x 600 cm / 98.4 x 236.2 in   

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Zhou Li 
Wind and Thunder No.9 /《心原—蓝 之九》, 2018
mixed media on canvas
180 x 180 cm / 70.9 x 70.9 in  

Zhou Li 
Wind and Thunder No.9 /《心原—蓝 之九》, 2018
mixed media on canvas
180 x 180 cm / 70.9 x 70.9 in  

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Zhou Li 
La Bleu J'adoré NO.9-Nature /《致挚爱的蓝》之九-自然, 2020
mixed media on canvas
200 x 200 cm / 78.7 x 78.7 in   
 

 
Zhou Li 
La Bleu J'adoré NO.9-Nature /《致挚爱的蓝》之九-自然, 2020
mixed media on canvas
200 x 200 cm / 78.7 x 78.7 in   
Zhou Li 
La Bleu J'adoré NO.9-Nature /《致挚爱的蓝》之九-自然, 2020
mixed media on canvas
200 x 200 cm / 78.7 x 78.7 in   
 

 

Zhou Li 
La Bleu J'adoré NO.9-Nature /《致挚爱的蓝》之九-自然, 2020
mixed media on canvas
200 x 200 cm / 78.7 x 78.7 in   
 

 

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Zhou Li 
La Bleu J'adoré NO.10-Nature /《致挚爱的蓝》之十-自然, 2020
mixed media on canvas
200 x 300 cm / 78.7 x 118.1 in   
Zhou Li 
La Bleu J'adoré NO.10-Nature /《致挚爱的蓝》之十-自然, 2020
mixed media on canvas
200 x 300 cm / 78.7 x 118.1 in   
Zhou Li 
La Bleu J'adoré NO.10-Nature /《致挚爱的蓝》之十-自然, 2020
mixed media on canvas
200 x 300 cm / 78.7 x 118.1 in   

Zhou Li 
La Bleu J'adoré NO.10-Nature /《致挚爱的蓝》之十-自然, 2020
mixed media on canvas
200 x 300 cm / 78.7 x 118.1 in   

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Zhou Li 
La Bleu J'adoré NO.7-Nature / 《致挚爱的蓝》之七-自然, 2019
mixed media on canvas
200 x 200 cm / 78.7 x 78.7 in   
Zhou Li 
La Bleu J'adoré NO.7-Nature / 《致挚爱的蓝》之七-自然, 2019
mixed media on canvas
200 x 200 cm / 78.7 x 78.7 in   
Zhou Li 
La Bleu J'adoré NO.7-Nature / 《致挚爱的蓝》之七-自然, 2019
mixed media on canvas
200 x 200 cm / 78.7 x 78.7 in   

Zhou Li 
La Bleu J'adoré NO.7-Nature / 《致挚爱的蓝》之七-自然, 2019
mixed media on canvas
200 x 200 cm / 78.7 x 78.7 in   

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Zhou Li 
La Bleu J'adoré NO.6- People / 《致挚爱的蓝》之六-人文, 2019
mixed media on canvas
200 x 300 cm / 78.7 x 118.1 in   
Zhou Li 
La Bleu J'adoré NO.6- People / 《致挚爱的蓝》之六-人文, 2019
mixed media on canvas
200 x 300 cm / 78.7 x 118.1 in   
Zhou Li 
La Bleu J'adoré NO.6- People / 《致挚爱的蓝》之六-人文, 2019
mixed media on canvas
200 x 300 cm / 78.7 x 118.1 in   

Zhou Li 
La Bleu J'adoré NO.6- People / 《致挚爱的蓝》之六-人文, 2019
mixed media on canvas
200 x 300 cm / 78.7 x 118.1 in   

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Zhou Li 
Blue – No.2, 2018
mixed media on canvas
200 x 200 cm / 78.7 x 78.7 in 

Zhou Li 
Blue – No.2, 2018
mixed media on canvas
200 x 200 cm / 78.7 x 78.7 in 

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Zhou Li 
Lines - Pink No. 2, 2017
mixed media on canvas
200 x 300 cm / 78.7 x 118.1 in  

Zhou Li 
Lines - Pink No. 2, 2017
mixed media on canvas
200 x 300 cm / 78.7 x 118.1 in  

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Zhou Li 
Lines, 2017
mixed media on canvas
200 x 300 cm / 78.7 x 118.1 in   

Zhou Li 
Lines, 2017
mixed media on canvas
200 x 300 cm / 78.7 x 118.1 in   

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Zhou Li 
White Shadow – Lines No.5, 2017
mixed media on canvas
160 x 160 cm / 63 x 63 in   
Zhou Li 
White Shadow – Lines No.5, 2017
mixed media on canvas
160 x 160 cm / 63 x 63 in   
Zhou Li 
White Shadow – Lines No.5, 2017
mixed media on canvas
160 x 160 cm / 63 x 63 in   

Zhou Li 
White Shadow – Lines No.5, 2017
mixed media on canvas
160 x 160 cm / 63 x 63 in   

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Zhou Li 
Lines: pink No.1, 2016
mixed media on canvas
160 x 130 cm / 63 x 51.2 in   

 

Zhou Li 
Lines: pink No.1, 2016
mixed media on canvas
160 x 130 cm / 63 x 51.2 in   

 

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Zhou Li
Landscape of nowhere: Water and dreams NO.12, 2022
mixed media on canvas
200 x 300 / 78.7 x 118.1 in

Zhou Li
Landscape of nowhere: Water and dreams NO.12, 2022
mixed media on canvas
200 x 300 / 78.7 x 118.1 in

Zhou Li 
Landscape of nowhere: Water and dreams No.7, 2022
mixed media on canvas
194 x 180 cm / 76.4 x 70.9 in

Zhou Li 
Landscape of nowhere: Water and dreams No.7, 2022
mixed media on canvas
194 x 180 cm / 76.4 x 70.9 in

Zhou Li
Landscape of nowhere: Water and dreams NO.11, 2022
mixed media on canvas
200 x 300 cm / 78.7 x 118.1 in  

Zhou Li
Landscape of nowhere: Water and dreams NO.11, 2022
mixed media on canvas
200 x 300 cm / 78.7 x 118.1 in  

Zhou Li 
Landscape of nowhere: Water and dreams No.6, 2022
mixed media on canvas
160 x 130 cm / 63 x 51.2 in

Zhou Li 
Landscape of nowhere: Water and dreams No.6, 2022
mixed media on canvas
160 x 130 cm / 63 x 51.2 in

Zhou Li 
Landscape of nowhere: Water and dreams No.1, 2022
mixed media on canvas
250 x 600 cm / 98.4 x 236.2 in

Zhou Li 
Landscape of nowhere: Water and dreams No.1, 2022
mixed media on canvas
250 x 600 cm / 98.4 x 236.2 in

Zhou Li
Landscape of nowhere: Water and dreams NO.8  2022
mixed media on aluminium plate
194 x 180 cm / 76.4 x 70.9 in

Zhou Li
Landscape of nowhere: Water and dreams NO.8  2022
mixed media on aluminium plate
194 x 180 cm / 76.4 x 70.9 in

Zhou Li 
Spring No.3 /《春》之三, 2020
mixed media on canvas
130 x 160 cm / 51.2 x 63 in   

 

Zhou Li 
Spring No.3 /《春》之三, 2020
mixed media on canvas
130 x 160 cm / 51.2 x 63 in   

 

Zhou Li 
Spring No.2 /《春》之二, 2020
mixed media on canvas
250 x 600 cm / 98.4 x 236.2 in   

Zhou Li 
Spring No.2 /《春》之二, 2020
mixed media on canvas
250 x 600 cm / 98.4 x 236.2 in   

Zhou Li 
Wind and Thunder No.9 /《心原—蓝 之九》, 2018
mixed media on canvas
180 x 180 cm / 70.9 x 70.9 in  

Zhou Li 
Wind and Thunder No.9 /《心原—蓝 之九》, 2018
mixed media on canvas
180 x 180 cm / 70.9 x 70.9 in  

Zhou Li 
La Bleu J'adoré NO.9-Nature /《致挚爱的蓝》之九-自然, 2020
mixed media on canvas
200 x 200 cm / 78.7 x 78.7 in   
 

 

Zhou Li 
La Bleu J'adoré NO.9-Nature /《致挚爱的蓝》之九-自然, 2020
mixed media on canvas
200 x 200 cm / 78.7 x 78.7 in   
 

 

Zhou Li 
La Bleu J'adoré NO.10-Nature /《致挚爱的蓝》之十-自然, 2020
mixed media on canvas
200 x 300 cm / 78.7 x 118.1 in   

Zhou Li 
La Bleu J'adoré NO.10-Nature /《致挚爱的蓝》之十-自然, 2020
mixed media on canvas
200 x 300 cm / 78.7 x 118.1 in   

Zhou Li 
La Bleu J'adoré NO.7-Nature / 《致挚爱的蓝》之七-自然, 2019
mixed media on canvas
200 x 200 cm / 78.7 x 78.7 in   

Zhou Li 
La Bleu J'adoré NO.7-Nature / 《致挚爱的蓝》之七-自然, 2019
mixed media on canvas
200 x 200 cm / 78.7 x 78.7 in   

Zhou Li 
La Bleu J'adoré NO.6- People / 《致挚爱的蓝》之六-人文, 2019
mixed media on canvas
200 x 300 cm / 78.7 x 118.1 in   

Zhou Li 
La Bleu J'adoré NO.6- People / 《致挚爱的蓝》之六-人文, 2019
mixed media on canvas
200 x 300 cm / 78.7 x 118.1 in   

Zhou Li 
Blue – No.2, 2018
mixed media on canvas
200 x 200 cm / 78.7 x 78.7 in 

Zhou Li 
Blue – No.2, 2018
mixed media on canvas
200 x 200 cm / 78.7 x 78.7 in 

Zhou Li 
Lines - Pink No. 2, 2017
mixed media on canvas
200 x 300 cm / 78.7 x 118.1 in  

Zhou Li 
Lines - Pink No. 2, 2017
mixed media on canvas
200 x 300 cm / 78.7 x 118.1 in  

Zhou Li 
Lines, 2017
mixed media on canvas
200 x 300 cm / 78.7 x 118.1 in   

Zhou Li 
Lines, 2017
mixed media on canvas
200 x 300 cm / 78.7 x 118.1 in   

Zhou Li 
White Shadow – Lines No.5, 2017
mixed media on canvas
160 x 160 cm / 63 x 63 in   

Zhou Li 
White Shadow – Lines No.5, 2017
mixed media on canvas
160 x 160 cm / 63 x 63 in   

Zhou Li 
Lines: pink No.1, 2016
mixed media on canvas
160 x 130 cm / 63 x 51.2 in   

 

Zhou Li 
Lines: pink No.1, 2016
mixed media on canvas
160 x 130 cm / 63 x 51.2 in   

 

Exhibitions

Exhibitions Thumbnails
Zhou Li
Water and Dreams, 2022
Château La Coste, Aix-en-Provence, France
Zhou Li
Water and Dreams, 2022
Château La Coste, Aix-en-Provence, France
Zhou Li
Water and Dreams, 2022
Château La Coste, Aix-en-Provence, France
Zhou Li
Water and Dreams, 2022
Château La Coste, Aix-en-Provence, France
Zhou Li
Water and Dreams, 2022
Château La Coste, Aix-en-Provence, France
Zhou Li
Water and Dreams, 2022
Château La Coste, Aix-en-Provence, France

Zhou Li
Water and Dreams, 2022
Château La Coste, Aix-en-Provence, France

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Zhou Li
Tracing Peach Blossom Spring, 2022
Pingshan Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
Zhou Li
Tracing Peach Blossom Spring, 2022
Pingshan Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
Zhou Li
Tracing Peach Blossom Spring, 2022
Pingshan Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
Zhou Li
Tracing Peach Blossom Spring, 2022
Pingshan Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
Zhou Li
Tracing Peach Blossom Spring, 2022
Pingshan Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
Zhou Li
Tracing Peach Blossom Spring, 2022
Pingshan Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

Zhou Li
Tracing Peach Blossom Spring, 2022
Pingshan Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

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Zhou Li
Lost in Green, 2020
Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
Zhou Li
Lost in Green, 2020
Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
Zhou Li
Lost in Green, 2020
Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
Zhou Li
Lost in Green, 2020
Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
Zhou Li
Lost in Green, 2020
Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
Zhou Li
Lost in Green, 2020
Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China
Zhou Li
Lost in Green, 2020
Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

Zhou Li
Lost in Green, 2020
Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

Zhou Li
The Ring of Life, 2017
Hive Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Zhou Li
The Ring of Life, 2017
Hive Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Zhou Li
The Ring of Life, 2017
Hive Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Zhou Li
The Ring of Life, 2017
Hive Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Zhou Li
The Ring of Life, 2017
Hive Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Zhou Li
The Ring of Life, 2017
Hive Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China
Zhou Li
The Ring of Life, 2017
Hive Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

Zhou Li
The Ring of Life, 2017
Hive Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

Zhou Li
Shadow of the Wind, 2017
Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China
Zhou Li
Shadow of the Wind, 2017
Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China
Zhou Li
Shadow of the Wind, 2017
Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China
Zhou Li
Shadow of the Wind, 2017
Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China

Zhou Li
Shadow of the Wind, 2017
Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China

Zhou Li
Too Loud a Solitude, 2016
Hive Center For Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

Zhou Li
Too Loud a Solitude, 2016
Hive Center For Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

Zhou Li
From West to East, 2015
56th Venice Biennale, Italy

Zhou Li
From West to East, 2015
56th Venice Biennale, Italy

Zhou Li
Catch, 2013
OCAT Center for Contemporary Art, Shenzhen, China

Zhou Li
Catch, 2013
OCAT Center for Contemporary Art, Shenzhen, China

Zhou Li
Water and Dreams, 2022
Château La Coste, Aix-en-Provence, France

Zhou Li
Water and Dreams, 2022
Château La Coste, Aix-en-Provence, France

Zhou Li
Tracing Peach Blossom Spring, 2022
Pingshan Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

Zhou Li
Tracing Peach Blossom Spring, 2022
Pingshan Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

Zhou Li
Lost in Green, 2020
Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

Zhou Li
Lost in Green, 2020
Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China

Zhou Li
The Ring of Life, 2017
Hive Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

Zhou Li
The Ring of Life, 2017
Hive Centre for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

Zhou Li
Shadow of the Wind, 2017
Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China

Zhou Li
Shadow of the Wind, 2017
Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China

Zhou Li
Too Loud a Solitude, 2016
Hive Center For Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

Zhou Li
Too Loud a Solitude, 2016
Hive Center For Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

Zhou Li
From West to East, 2015
56th Venice Biennale, Italy

Zhou Li
From West to East, 2015
56th Venice Biennale, Italy

Zhou Li
Catch, 2013
OCAT Center for Contemporary Art, Shenzhen, China

Zhou Li
Catch, 2013
OCAT Center for Contemporary Art, Shenzhen, China