Amy Hui Li (b.1997, Guangzhou) is a Cantonese artist who lives and works in London. She is currently receiving an MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art in 2023 after a BA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths, University of London in 2020. Her work has been featured in a number of group exhibitions including: London Calling, Unit London, London (2023), Works on Paper, Thames-Side Studios, London (2023), Third Floor Exhibition, RCA Photography Studio, London (2022), Cast a Shadow, The Safehouse, London (2022), PALETTE PALATE, Goldsmiths the Laurie Grove Small Pool, London (2018), and 19420, Goldsmiths, University of London, London (2017).
Amy Hui Li
Amy Hui Li is interested in creating self-reflective paintings, both in the traditional way and in the expanded painting field. This visual expression of colour, emotion and language is the key for her to communicate with the audience.
Using home-made felt materials in the colour red to represent our blood vessels and the interior of the body, Amy's paintings explore our hidden damaged emotions as well as the process of self-healing and repairing. Repetitively tearing and reshaping her home-made felt materials, Amy expresses fragility, brokenness, and an intention to care. Varying in their opacity and texture, her paintings speak of honesty, the exposed self and the brave act of being willing to be vulnerable. Her works seek to spark resonance and challenge the audience to self-reflect and face their inner self. By titling her work only in lowercase, she also expresses a sense of humility.
"人無完人 / no one is perfect"
- a quote that reminds me of not being too harsh on myself all the time:)