Woman Crush On: Chen LiABOUT CHEN LI 陈莉Author of the title sequence of "Call me by your name" film by Luca Guadagnino, Chen Li is artist and calligrapher from China. She put calligraphy and contemporary art in her works. She told us about her career and how she became the person she is today and her concept of "perfection".Posted by Freeda on Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Chen Li has rightfully earned her place in the long line of this fascinating tradition of oriental writing. Her adept juxtaposition of words, letters and images see the former transformed almost beyond recognition into pure signs, in an evocative extension of gesture. It is not by chance that she has sought inspiration in three great poets from the West, thus engendering a cross-continental dialogue and at once creating synergies that grow naturally in the field of artistic expression. The backbone of Chen Li’s work is the technical expertise that guides her gestures when creating space; this harmonises with her desire to communicate. Sometimes the individual words fade and disappear, testifying to the expressive dynamics that combine to form a symphony of colours charged with thoughts and sentiments. Just as with Giacomo Leopardi’s famous lirica, we are faced with a ‘blissful’ castaway. At the same time, we are reminded of Borges’ wonderful verses, where art is revealed through enigmas, drawing the viewer into a game of recollections and suggestions that come together in a harmonious denouement of forms and chromatic temperatures. \ Walter Guadagnini
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Segni tracce lettere is a project by Chen Li for Fondazione Prada, Accademia dei Bambini. A cycle of workshops about gesture and sign, 2017. This is the last step of the project: Chen Li and curator dr. Giannetta Ottilia Latis invited the other teachers, friends of Accademia dei Bambini to work together with her own tools, talking about their concept and the importance of sign in art and in life. Sign is the first step before you can do calligraphy. Sign is part of calligraphy. If you can't make a good sign, you can't make a good calligraphy.
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Chen Li designed the calligraphy for the film by Luca Guadagnino "Call me by your name", 2018
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