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Painting (MA)

Yujie Li

Yujie Li (b. 1998) is an artist based in Guangzhou, China. She completed her Bachelor's degree in Chinese painting from The Guangzhou Academy of fine art in 2020. In 2023, she completed an MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art. Her work has been exhibited in the UK and Europe. She concerned with private emotions, psychology and sociology.

Degree Details

School of Arts & HumanitiesPainting (MA)RCA2023 at Truman Brewery

Truman Brewery, F Block, Ground, first and second floors

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Yujie has always used her life as the starting point for her art, revealing the hidden details of her personal life. Yujie's works are all about the realisation of a sense of self-consciousness.


She pays attention to the fluctuating capacity of self-consciousness and captures keenly the living with the self. She talks about how people experience and try to reconcile their inner selves in the midst of complex social realities and to embrace the power of softness and tolerance. Her work documents the emotional turmoil that is immediate and intimate, but universal. For her, art must be intrinsically connected to her inner life. This process reveals the subtle structure of 'life' and 'self' through self-exploration in intimate spaces.

Immersed in proper water and love
Proper water Proper love

Medium:

oil on canvas

Size:

75x150x2cm
Hiding on the other side to face loss
The melody of lose

Medium:

oil on canvas

Size:

80x170x2cm
Choosing to self attack in the face of someone else's hurt
Gentle violence

Medium:

oil on canvas

Size:

80x170x2cm
Choosing  back to the comfort zone
Choosing back to the comfort zone

Medium:

oil on canvas

Size:

80x170x2cm
I have something to say to myself
Unspeakable Words

Medium:

oil on canvas

Size:

60x80x1cm
Dropping heavily
Last Tears of the Day

Medium:

oil on canvas

Size:

90x60x1cm
When someone loses their emotional freedom
When you're crying

Medium:

oil´╝îpencil on canvas

Size:

127x107x2cm
Sort out the ideas
Untitled

Medium:

oil on canvas

Size:

61x51x1cm
Stop for a break
Stop for a break

Medium:

oil on canvas

Size:

92x91x2cm
dropping
Untitled

Medium:

oil on canvas

Size:

107x153x2cm