Li Qing Exhibited at The Saatchi Gallery

Li Qing
Wedding (There Are Six Differences In The Two Paintings)


Oil on canvas

190 x 275 cm
Li describes his approach to painting as something akin to a “computer programmer” scripting games on canvas. Inspired by a genre of video games where the player looks for minute differences between two photographs, Li’s Wedding is part of a series of diptychs that explore the authenticity of documentation. Picturing the famous Charles and Diana balcony scene, Li’s rendition supplants the original event, rewriting the image to include William and Harry, highlighting the malleability of collective memory. Li faithfully depicts the image as pixellised to reference its internet source and question issues of appropriation, falsification, the idiosyncrasy of the artist’s hand. There are six dissimilarities between the two canvases, including the insertion of a Raphael cherub in the group of princesses, and star emblems on the royal banner.

Other artists in

Zhang Dali    Zeng Fanzhi    Wang Guangyi    Zheng Guogu    Zhang Haiying    Zhang Hongtu    Zhang Huan    Qiu Jie    Xiang Jing    Shi Jinsong    Fang Lijun    Yue Minjun    Li Qing    Wu Shanzhuan    Shen Shaomin    Li Songsong    Zhan Wang    Liu Wei    Zhang Xiaogang    Zhang Xiaotao    Cang Xin    Shi Xinning    Li Yan    Bai Yiluo    Zhang Yuan    Sun Yuan & Peng Yu    Yin Zhaohui    Feng Zhengjie

Li Qing's Biography

Born in Huzhou,China in 1981
Lives and works in Beijing


See the luck when raise head, Hangzhou 2006 Contemporary Art Exhibition, Hangzhou, China
See the luck when open the door, Wuxi Contemporary Art Exhibition tour, Wuxi, China
Body on the Site, The Third Beijing International Gallery Exposition, Beijing, China
Tu Hongtao, Li Qing two persons' show, Line Gallery, Yan Huang Museum, Beijing, China
10+10, Shanghai Zendai Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai, China
Chinese Contemporary Paintings, Nanjing Square Gallery of Contemporary
Art, Nanjing, China

Double reading photography exhibition, Hangzhou, China
Let some ideas be seen, Modern art gallery of Art Academy of Hangzhou Teachers University, Hangzhou, China
The spring of Vizcaya exhibition of paintings and sculptures of Chinese and French artists, Shanghai, China
Archaeology of the Future, the second triennial of Chinese art, Nanjing Museum, Nanjing, China
Rule-Possible young artists exhibition, Zhejiang exhibition centre, Hangzhhou, China
First China Green Exhibition Exploration, Ag-Art Loft, Hangzhou, China
Young Chinese Contemporary Art, Hangar-7, Salzburg, Austria
Zhejiang Oil-painting exhibition & awarded the Gold Prize, Ningbo Art Museum, Ningbo, China
It's true, The Artistic Island, Beijing, China

Concrete, Hangzhou, China
Art Shanghai Exhibition of works of young artists in China Academy of Art, International exhibition centre, Shanghai, China
Layer after layer contemporary painting in Shanghai in Zhejiang art exhibition, Zhejiang exhibition centre, Hangzhou, China

Do we need to rebuild a Leifeng Tower?, China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China
Awarded Wu Fuzhi Prize