Li Gui Jun
(B. 1964, China)
Born in Beijing, Li Gui Jun graduated from oil painting department at the Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing in 1988 where he continued his education and received his M.F.A in 1995. Li Gui Jun’s work explores the dynamics of women in a photo realistic fashion. They are part of the new school of cynical realism. On the surface the viewer sees exquisitely finished portraits of beautiful women; however beyond this the artist is portraying the ambiguity of women’s new role in china.