Li Huasheng 李华生 (b. 1944)
In 1989 Li Huasheng turned from the distinctive style of landscape painting for which he was widely known, to the creation of pure abstractions. Producing grids of meticulously inscribed lines that record the passage of time, his new mode of creativity emphasizes process rather than finished work.
"Time represents the preciousness of every person’s existence. Our life is inter-connected with the concept of time. "Ahh, so many people do not understand. But you understand, you have come to seek me. You understand the depth of this simple message. The process of our lives is time. And this line, as we travel this line . . . . There is also something important to me. I am preserving this time. I am living my life, painting my lines, recording my personal time."