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Born in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, China in 1988. Studied and worked in Japan and UK, travelled worldwide. Currently based in Tokyo.

​Departing from her life experience of having lived through several different cultural backgrounds and ideologies, Lily Night takes art practice as a method to transcend and overlap categories, genres and boarders. Beyond the societal identities pre-defined and pre-determined, Lily Night constantly reaches out for new definitions, vaster conception of circulation and the universe. 

So far, she has presented her insights and creativity through a range of media including painting, drawing, collage, photography, video, writing and installation. Using a crossover of analog and digital media including straight-up photography, industrial-grade organic solvents, digitalized and edited drawings and paintings, she created situations reflecting her concern into the relationship between subject and the space, as well as media and the materiality.   

Both strong will and intuitive concern emanate from her use of space, composition and the heavily political motifs and sensational colors she chooses to overtly imply a power structure that is both visible and invisible. Taking a fusion of abstract and representational images as her signature style, her works present crisscrossed image-making, time transcended and spaces traversed on the thematic fronts of digital technology vs. life, power vs. the masses, and oneself vs. others. She is constantly more concerned what is outside the frame instead of what is being presented inside the frame.

1988年中国黒龍江省哈爾濱市生まれ。日本とイギリスでの留学と勤務経験を経て、東京を拠点に制作活動を行なっている。複数の文化圏にわたって生活したことから、芸術的な営みをあらゆるカテゴリーやジャンル、境界を超越し、または交差させるひとつの方法として捉え、規定の社会性を超え、より広い循環と宇宙観を意識させる作品づくりに取り組んでいる。これまでは写真、ドロイングやペインティングをデジタル変換後に操作を加えたり、複数の画像から断片やレイヤーを切りとり再構築するなど、アナログとデジタルを横断する手法で独特な世界観を築き上げている。

 

可視と不可視の権力構造を暗示する構図と空間感から、政治性を帯びるモチーフ、センセーショナルな色彩を用いるなど、強い意志の存在と無意識の気配が同時に立ち現れる。デジタルと生命、権威と群衆、自我と他者、様々な視線の交差、時間の交換、空間の横断が作品のなかにおいて繰り広げられる。主体性と空間に向ける関心が時間性と物質性への探究に繋がり、フレーム内または支持体の上、モチーフそのものより、常にフレームの外、作品間の対話を意識して制作している。