Artist’s Reception: Saturday, September 6, 4 – 6 pm
In CONQUER, Haydex Li ponders the excesses of technology. Has the acceleration of scientific and technological advancements fostered the belief that nature can be re-constructed to the point of expendability? Using the simplest of mediums, Li has created complex pen on paper drawings that ask the question of why humans push themselves to build things faster, stronger, bigger (or smaller), more efficiently, and more intricately? While the elaborateness of Li’s drawings parallel this striving for excesses, for Li, his striving is towards the outer reaches of his artistic abilities.
Haydex Li graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2006 with a fine arts degree majoring in drawing and digital art. He was the regional winner in the 2006 Fourth Annual BMO 1st Art! Invitation Student Art Competition. He is an illustrator, designer, and a fine artist.