Updated: May 15, 2020
On the evening of April 12, 2019, Dr. Jie Li-Elbrächter and Wang Fan held event "Encounter of Images and Sounds" at DIYBAR.
Dr. Jie Li-Elbrächter and Wang Fan are from two different worlds, regardless of their external geographic location or internal characteristics. But both of them are trying their best to express their true self in their own way: one with visual images and the other one with auditory sounds.
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Dr. Jie Li-Elbrächter has been studying ink painting since she was six years old. At a young age, she has learned how to penetrate the back of the paper, use white as ink, and use virtuality to represent reality. From listening inexplicably to trying to express concreteness and abstraction with a paintbrush, express her own understanding of traditional culture understanding. Her efforts and artistic talents that she showed from an early age have earned her various juvenile art awards in many countries and regions during her childhood. Dr. Jie Li-Elbrächter was admitted to the Mural Department of the Central Academy of Fine Arts with the first place, but decided to go to Germany. She loves realism and has solid modeling skills, but these were not the most important things for her at that time. She is eager to find a way to break through herself.
At that time, two artists who had a great influence on Dr. Jie Li-Elbrächter were German visual artist Gerhard Richter and German performance artist Joseph Beuys. However, at the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century, it was hard to find any specific information about these artists in China. Soon, she gave up everything in the country and went to Münster College of Art in Germany, where she started her language learning and European art studies. The works in this exhibition are part of Dr. Jie Li-Elbrächter's creation during that period, and also the period when Richter had the most profound influence on her creation. Beuys for Dr. Jie Li-Elbrächter has same degree of impact on her as Gautama Buddha ---- all beings have Buddha-nature, and everyone is an artist.