LI-LAN, A World Achieved
Essay by Tung-Hsiao Chou: An Infinite Field of Memories and Imagination
Tina Keng Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan
Tina Keng Gallery – Taipei
After the millennium, the ragged edge of the stamps in Li-lan’s work disappears off the canvas, leaving only the enlarged rectangles that contain colorful imagery. This is similar to the resetting of the focus of the camera lens, zooming in to a close-up on the hidden worlds inside the stamps. Li-lan continues to use readymade images of Eastern and Western architecture, insects, animals, airplanes, and figures. These cross-cultural subjects are mixed and presented in different scales and from multiple perspectives. They can be associated with fragments of the artist’s memories, some of which have personal meanings for her.