Li Nu graduated with an MA in Sculpture from Royal College of Art. He won the 2015 RBS (Royal British Society of Sculptors) Bursary Awards, and as a member of RBS, lives and works in Beijing.
Li Nu roots in everyday life. He subverts the perceived boundaries between documentary and fiction, representation and abstraction to explore and achieve a poetic language in art. Through capturing the details of everyday life, he aims to reflect the individual’s mood swings and the menials state of population in the evolution of macro-society. The apparently unpromising materials of everyday life are transformed into something metaphorical, poignant, humorous, poetic and dramatic, challenging us to question our received experiences about life and see the world afresh. The concept that he wants to express is never what you have seen. It is always wandering between void and solid.